• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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  • Museum Closure

    The park auditorium is undergoing major rehabilitation and can only accommodate 15 persons watching the film at once. We play it every half hour, or on an as needed basis. Completion date; spring 2015. Everything else is open, as usual, at the park.

Volunteer

INTERPRETATION & VISITOR SERVICES

  • Interpretation: Duties include helping at the Visitor Center desk and/or being a living history interpreter/docent wearing reproduction 19th-century attire provided by the park. Required reading is mandatory for all visitor service positions.
  • Library: Assisting with research projects, indexing microfilmed historical records, and cataloging books, photos, or maps.
  • Resource Management: Duties include hiking nature trails, litter removal, and looking for signs of safety hazards or vandalism.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Clerical assistance: Typing, filing, copying, collating, stamping/stuffing envelopes, performing computer-related tasks.

CULTURAL RESOURCES

  • Curatorial Assistants: Activities involve working with park museum collection and assisting the curator.

To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to www.nps.gov/volunteer or www.volunteer.gov/gov

Did You Know?

Photo of Lieutenant Colonel Washington Seawell.

Lieutenant Colonel Washington Seawell, with six companies of the 8th Infantry, built Fort Davis in 1854. Seawell commanded the post until July of 1860.