Volunteer Opportunities at Bacon's Castle

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Preservation Virginia's Bacon's Castle has volunteer opportunities to explore and consider. Bring your passion and experience to help make Bacon's Castle a vibrant part of Colonial Virginia history.

Preservation Virginia's Bacon's Castle has volunteer opportunities to explore and consider. Bring your passion and experience to help make Bacon's Castle a vibrant part of Colonial Virginia history.

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  • 1. Bacon’s Castle Volunteer Opportunities at Bacon’s Castle Revised 08/20/2012 OFFICIAL PRESERVATION VIRGINIA HISTORIC SITEConnecting people and resources to ensure the continued vitality of Virginia’s historic places www.preservationvirginia.org/baconscastle
  • 2. Bacon’s CastleLocated a short ferry boat trip & scenic drivefrom the “Colonial Triangle” ofJamestown/Williamsburg/Yorktown & onlyminutes from Surry &Smithfield, Preservation Virginia’s Bacon’sCastle is Surry County’s hidden treasure.Volunteers contribute valuableknowledge, skills, and energy to Bacon’sCastle’s ongoing efforts to become moreself-sustaining. OFFICIAL PRESERVATION VIRGINIA HISTORIC SITE Connecting people and resources to ensure the continued vitality of Virginia’s historic places www.preservationvirginia.org/baconscastle
  • 3. Bacon’s CastleNew branding and educational initiatives Late-19th-century baby rattleat Bacon’s Castle incorporate a broader discovered during restorationthan previously interpreted history of the in the Slave Dwelling.Site and highlight its internationalimportance inarchitectural, landscape, AfricanAmerican, Native American, and EuropeanAmerican histories.Volunteers help promote these new Image of 17th-century Englishinitiatives through advocacy at local formal gardenclubs, chambers of commerce, & churches pathways, squares, and teak bench.& through marketing the Site toschools, motor coach & touroperators, social media, travel writers, &lifestyle publications. OFFICIAL PRESERVATION VIRGINIA HISTORIC SITE Connecting people and resources to ensure the continued vitality of Virginia’s historic places www.preservationvirginia.org/baconscastle
  • 4. Bacon’s Castle Volunteer Museum Docents showcase their passion for storytelling & sharing history by providing guided group tours during normal operations & private group tours throughout the year. Training & encouraged independent study prepare docents for touring. It is during these interactions with guests that Southern Hospitality & superb customer service may be conveyed & life-lasting, positive memories are made. From inspiring children with hands-on activities to activities to socializing with seniors, there are many opportunities to engage guests at Bacon’s Castle. OFFICIAL PRESERVATION VIRGINIA HISTORIC SITEConnecting people and resources to ensure the continued vitality of Virginia’s historic places www.preservationvirginia.org/baconscastle
  • 5. Bacon’s Castle Bacons Castle is an excellent place to build museum skills. As a volunteer, I work in many areas of my choosing, including site & event marketing, group tour guiding, researching, and living history interpreting. The size of Bacons Castle allows volunteers to contribute toward operational needs, explore museum disciplines and skills, and develop a museum resume. The staff at the Castle is very flexible with schedules, friendly to guests and staff, and enthusiastic about my efforts and the future of the Castle. Your volunteerism will help bring Bacons Castle to the level of national recognition and visitation it deserves.Image of Docent Sarah H. at Bacon’s Castle. Sarah H., Museum Volunteer, Spring 2012 OFFICIAL PRESERVATION VIRGINIA HISTORIC SITE Connecting people and resources to ensure the continued vitality of Virginia’s historic places www.preservationvirginia.org/baconscastle
  • 6. Bacon’s CastlePlease contact Todd Ballance, Site Coordinator atBacon’s Castle, for more information and toschedule a private tour and meeting to discussyour interest.tballance@preservationvirginia.org(757) 407-8829 mobile TripAdvisor.com OFFICIAL PRESERVATION VIRGINIA HISTORIC SITE Connecting people and resources to ensure the continued vitality of Virginia’s historic places www.preservationvirginia.org/baconscastle