Cottonwood AZ (August 2, 2021) – Meet Nancy Kores who has volunteered for the Verde Historical Society at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum in Cottonwood for over two years. “I love doing paperwork”, she commented. Serving on the Archive and Collections team, she records artifacts for the museums collection of items that pertain to Verde Valley history and also tracks, records and preserves for historic record obituary articles from local newspapers.
Kores had a busy and fulfilling career teaching all subjects under the category of Home Economics at the Coronado High School in Scottsdale, AZ., at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, AZ and at Yavapai College in Clarkdale, AZ. Sewing and clothing are two of the specialties making her an avid quilter having hundreds of hand-made products in her personal collection as well as many items produced for folks around the valley.
Occupying the beautifully restored UVX Mining Company’s Master Mechanics home with her husband, Kores lives and breathes local history. The home is located in what was once referred to as “Smelter City”, the UVX Smelter parcel in the original Town of Clemenceau. The home is one of only two remaining homes on the property today and is an example of local historic architecture.
When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering for the society and museum Kores stated, “I like the people! I love to bake and I provide treats for the weekly workday break time where everyone working on their various projects come together to socialize at mid-morning. There is lots of laughter and fun sharing experiences.”
The Clemenceau Heritage Museum houses many exhibits of local history, including a working railroad diorama exhibit and a replicated original classroom in the historic Clemenceau Public School building where the museum is located at 1 North Willard Street -on the Mingus and Willard roundabout. There are activities for children every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday during regular open hours: T/W 9:00-12:00noon, F/S 11:00-3:00. Volunteers are currently needed to lead programs for children and adults. For information and a volunteer application, please call the museum office at 928-634-2868 or visit them at www.clemenceaumuseum.com and on Facebook.