Cataloging

Morgan House Inventory Project

The Morgan House is filled with the treasures of yesteryear. The furniture, fine china, and gadgets from the 19th century are all part of the setting that takes the visitor back in time to Oshkosh at the turn of the century. When people generously donate items to the society, steps are taken to document all of the artifacts.

It’s a monumental but important job the society does of cataloging and documenting all of the items it has. The society’s goal is to take the fragmented paper catalog and make it a comprehensive electronic one and update all of the information in the process. This takes time, patience, and help from our dedicated volunteers.

Each item needs to be thoroughly examined, documented, photographed, and then added to our PastPerfect catalog program on the computer. It sounds daunting, but a group of dedicated, history-loving volunteers enjoys the work they do. The WCHAS would like to recruit YOU to help! Pick how YOU would like to help. Help by entering data into the computer. If you don’t know how to use PastPerfect, No problem! Project leaders can show you step-by-step how to use it and enter the data. If technology is not one of your strengths, volunteers who can provide detailed information and value of the artifacts are vital to this project. There are plenty of other ways for you to help, too.

Getting involved in local history is fun! Why not get involved with the WCHAS today!? If you are interested in helping with the Morgan House inventory project and want to learn more you can email us or call us.