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Volunteers needed for the Living History Farm at the Museum of the Rockies

April 27, 2010

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The Living History Farm at the Museum of the Rockies has openings for volunteer interpreters with specialized skills for the summer 2010 season.

There is a need for blacksmiths, experienced gardeners, and textiles craftspeople who know knitting, crocheting, spinning, quilting, tatting or embroidery. No prior blacksmithing experience is needed and volunteers with aptitude and interest in learning these skills will be trained. Volunteer gardeners must have prior experience and will be trained specifically for the farm's heritage and Native American gardens.

Volunteers will demonstrate their particular skills while interacting with the public. Shifts are four hours long from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or from 1-5 p.m. The Living History Farm is open daily from Saturday, May 29, through the first weekend after Labor Day when the annual fall farm festival is held.

General training in regards to the history of the Tinsley House and Gallatin Valley will be provided along with clothing appropriate to the time period portrayed (late 1880-1905).

For more information, contact Susan Dickerson at susan@montana.edu or 994-6611.