Day in the Life of Dan Cagley, Collections Manager

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Day in the Life of Dan Cagley, Collections Manager

By: admin | Podcasts and Slideshows | January 23, 2009
How do the Historical Society's objects move into exhibits, or in and out of the building? To find out, we throw the spotlight on one of the solid citizens of the Society, our unheralded Collections Manager Dan Cagley. He keeps over 250,000 3–D objects safe and available. We follow Dan over the course of a typical busy day as he processes new acquisitions, creates a mount, and pulls and returns objects in storage.