We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

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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. 

To sign up for a specific time & date, please click the button below:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

If you need more information or have questions, contact the the Event Volunteer Coordinator, Sandi Rohrig, at volunteers@valleyhistory.org or call the Historical Society office (559) 441-0862.


Volunteers also needed for the "Time Travelers at the Civil War" Education Days - Thursday, October 22 & Friday, October 23. These days is open to students from various school districts throughout the Central Valley. Click on the Volunteer Spot button above to view available opportunities and shifts. 

Examples of Civil War Revisited  volunteer opportunities:


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 Thursday & Friday "Time Travelers at the Civil War"Education Days.


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 meal tickets, 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 area and helping direct the flow of traffic through the house


Refreshment Booth

Sell drinks and snacks.  Cash-handling experience desirable.


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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