Docent volunteers at Columbia State Historic Park share a lot in common. Among them, a respect for California history, joy in reliving our colorful gold rush past, and a deep love of Columbia State Historic Park.
There are a number of important ways that volunteers help support our park. We have something for everyone. All activities offer plenty of opportunities for meeting new people, networking with other docents on projects, learning new skills, and just plain old-fashioned fun!
You can dress in 1850s-era wear for an interpretive role in one of our historical reenactments, which require small acting parts, singing and even dancing. If you enjoy meeting the public, you can work in the museum and information center, teach children about life during the gold rush era, or lead town tours.
Behind-the-scenes workers research and archive historical documents, conduct classes in period costuming, construct sets for reenactments, help in food preparation for volunteer workers at special events, and much more.Docents are encouraged to attend coordination and information meetings, scheduled on the second Saturday of every month. Generally, they are held in Eagle Cotage in the park. Come join a great team, have a wonderful time portraying a 49er, and let’s Keep California History Alive!
For more details on how to become a park docent volunteer:
Ranger Jacqui Burke, Columbia State Historic Park,
11255 Jackson Street, Columbia, CA 95310
Jacqui Burke, 209.588.8905