Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research
Due to preservation and maintenance work scheduled for the park archives and research room/library space, new public research requests will not be filled from June 1st to at least January 30th, 2014.
Change in Park Hours
Beginning November 1, the park will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last shuttle bus departing Lower Town at 5:15 p.m. More »
YCC Summer Employment
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is looking for energetic 15 through 18 year old male and female students of all social, economic, ethnic and racial backgrounds to enjoy a summer working in the park.
Maintenance and Interpretation positions are available for work in this 8-week program from June 16 through August 10. Actual work schedules of 7 ½-hour to 8-hour work days will vary according to job assignment. Salary is $8.00 per hour.
Positions available include:
Maintenance/Grounds, Roads and Trails: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students work on several manual labor projects using simple hand tools to assist maintenance staff in performing improvement projects on park grounds, trails, walks and buildings.
Interpretation/Living History: Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students wear 19th century period clothing and work directly with the living history staff in park exhibits and programs telling visitors about the park's history.
Interpretation/Visitor Services: Wednesday-Sunday or Friday-Tuesday 8 a.m to 5 p.m (hours may change to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Students assist the Visitor Services staff with information and orientation for visitors, answering telephones, handling book sales and providing written information and handouts as requested.
(See application attachment below for complete descriptions of duties)
To qualify, each student must be a U.S. citizen, have a social security card and have no history of serious criminal or anti-social behavior. He/she must have transportation and be able to work the assigned schedule for the program in which he/she is interested. Each student must also be able to work at least 7 of the 8 weeks.
Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. April 12, 2013 and are available here or by contacting Melinda Sease at Harpers Ferry NHP - 304-535-6044.
Application may be faxed to: YCC Coordinator, 304-535-4022.
Selection and notification will be made by April 19, 2013.
Did You Know?
Virginius Island was a thriving 19th-century industrial town along the Shenandoah River. By 1859, there were about three dozen buildings there.