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Yale Day of Service at the Bowne House

Yale graduates gathered at the museum on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, for the Yale Day of Service. Yale Day of Service is a national day of volunteer work in communities around the country; 2014 is the sixth year of the program. This year, we hosted 16 Yalies; more than twice the number of participants in 2013. Participants included alumni of the Divinity and Law Schools, among others.

Yale Day of Service at the Bowne House, NY 2014

It was a beautiful day; the weather cooperated and the volunteers got right to work on inside assignments as well as outside tasks in the garden and in the adjacent park. Those inside selected among a variety of projects including the following; studying our collection of antique bibles, reviewing historic documents scanned in our database, and reviewing and organizing files of family documents. Those working outside mulched and raked, preparing garden beds for summer.

A highlight of the day was a visit by NYC Councilman Peter Koo, who posed with us for this group photograph. Everyone had a good time and we will look forward to hosting them again in 2015.