• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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    The Ray House will be closed for tours while a new cedar shake roof is installed. We regret the inconvenience, but the work is necessary for the preservation of the structure. The work is scheduled to begin July 7 and continue for two to three weeks.


Volunteers in Parks

Volunteers at Wilson's Creek assist the National Park Service in a variety of ways.

Living history volunteers present small arms and artillery demonstrations and give tours of the historic Ray House in reproduction period clothing.

Interpretation volunteers lead tours of Bloody Hill, the Ray House and caravan tours of the battlefield in modern clothing. They also give map program and film introductions and provide information to park visitors. Other interpretation volunteers work with the photograph, slide, museum and library collections.

Resource Management volunteers help with the restoration effort by collecting plant samples, compiling computer data, and assisting with controlled "burns" of landscape restoration areas.

Other volunteers provide support to the Administration and Maintenance Divisions of the park.

For further information on the Volunteers-in-Parks program at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, contact the park volunteer coordinator:

Billie Aschwege
Park Ranger
6424 W. Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738
(417) 732-2662, ext. 389

You may also want to have a look at the latest issue of the "Volunteer Wire" (the Wilson's Creek NB volunteer newsletter):

July 2014

The Volunteer Application may be found by clicking here.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Sterling Price

Sterling Price, commander of the Missouri State Guard, had already served as governor of Missouri, a member of Congress, and a U.S. Army brigadier general by the time of Wilson's Creek.