It's a land in which we often impose our dreams. This notion of vastness, . . . this notion of unknown empty spaces in which you can project then all kinds of images, all kinds of dreams and aspirations onto the land.

~ Alex Sargoza, A Land Between Rivers, 2006

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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!


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

For more information, contact the the Historical Society office (559) 441-0862 or by email:

Additional information on how to sign up for specific time and dates will be available at this page closer to the event. 

Volunteers also needed for the "Time Travelers at the Civil War" Education Day. 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.


Admission / Information Booth

Collect admission or hand out schedule of event, answer general questions about the event, 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. 



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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