• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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  • Museum Closure

    The Visitor Center contact station is functioning out of the park auditorium. This is because the official Visitor Center is closed while it undergoes major rehabilitation. Completion date; summer 2014. 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 post hospital Fort Davis 1880s.

Doctors hired by the U.S. Army in the 19th century were some of the best trained physicians in the United States. The army examination for surgeons and assistant surgeons was rigorous and complex.