Beyond the river stretches the interminable prairie, where the fields of harvested wheat lie wrapped in slumber; . . . . The light stealing upon the broad shadows, first touches the tops of the prairie wagons. . . . Then, making more and more progress, it shines. . . and at last, in full glory of splendor, brings out the yellow of the cultivated fields and the course brown of the sandy soil.

~ Picturesque America, 1872

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Be A Volunteer


We always welcome volunteers at the Civil War Revisited event.  The event wouldn’t happen without the support of what has become over the years an army of terrific volunteers!


NEW! Scroll to the bottom of the screen to sign up online!

If you would like to help support the event as a volunteer we would love to hear from you. 

To sign up for specific days and hours, contact the the Historical Society office (559) 441-0862 or scroll to the bottom of this page.

Volunteers also needed for the "Time Travelers at the Civil War" Education Day (Friday, October 17). This day is open to students from various school districts throughout the Central Valley. Contact the Society office at the number above for more information.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities connected with the event, including:


Old Glory Mercantile

Assist with sales in the Historical Society event mercantile - helping customers locate merchandise and assist with restocking needs. Also need volunteers to help in the mercantile during the Friday "Time Travelers at the Civil War".


Children's Games Tent

Demonstrate Civil War games that children played in the 1860s.


Information Booth

Answer general questions about the event, hand out the schedule of events, sell raffle & Camp Night tickets, study guides and memberships.  Training will be provided. 


Beer Booth

Must be 21 and over to serve.


Kearney Mansion Museum

Serve as a docent in one of the rooms of the Mansion - talking with visitors about the space and helping direct the flow of traffic through the house


Camp Night

Assist in directing dinner guests through the dinner buffet line or in the dessert/buffet tent. 5:00 – 9 pm   Saturday, October 18. 


Admission Gates

Collect admission or hand out programs at event entrance gates



Assist in directing guests to parking areas 


Refreshment Booth

Sell drinks and snacks.  Cash-handling experience desirable.



Assist in the days leading up to the event to answer phones - taking Camp Night orders and answering question about the event.  Or assist in setting up of the event    


Take Down

Assist on Sunday evening between from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm to take down the event 


Shifts are generally 3 – 3 ½ hours long.  You may choose to work one or both days. All of our volunteers receive event passes to gain admittance, and most come early or stay after their volunteers shifts to enjoy all of the activities.




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