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How to Submit Items to Museum at El Cerrito High

El Cerrito may have the only one in the United States – a museum in a currently operating mainstream high school. If you've got something that might belong, here's how to submit it.

El Cerrito High School enjoys the rare distinction of having its own museum, thanks to the school's dedicated Archiving Project. The school has been rebuilt – it's current home opened in January 2009 – but its history is remembered in the artifacts collected in the museum, whose value depends in part on contributions from the school community.

The museum currator, Joann Steck-Bayat, offers the following guidelines on submitting items for inclusion:

How to submit/display a donor item

If  you have articles you would like to see displayed in the ECHS museum, please follow the steps below.

1-Type out the following information for each item:

  • Department used in, such as social science, football, music
  • Physical description of item.
  • Type of item, such as trophy, newspaper article.
  • Date of use.
  • Size of item.
  • Donor’s name, phone number, email address.
  • 2-3 sentences of background information.

2-If the item can be framed, take to the following shop to be framed:

  • The Glenn
  • 7027 Stockton Ave.
  • El Cerrito  510 558 1078.

The likelihood of your articles being displayed quickly increases dramatically if they come to us framed by The Glenn and ready to be hung. Otherwise, there is no guarantee that it will be displayed in the foreseeable future and will be put into our storage room.

3-If the item cannot be framed or you do not want to frame it, please deliver it to use in acid free envelopes or wrapping. Make sure the wrapping is transparent.  Package articles in a durable fashion with the information included.

Joann Steck-Bayat     510 524 9464

Jsbayat1@comcast.net     Museum Curator

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