Five years after Carol Bell was originally assigned to a position at the Holzwarth Historic Site, she still finds herself working here, and returning happily season after season. In her words, she simply "fell in love" with the site. This group of volunteers shares that sentiment, and after spending a few hours watching them in their element it was easy to see why they find it to be so great. Working in a place where visitors get to try on a buffalo skin coat, wander through a historic kitchen complete with a Prohibition-era still, and witness a one-of-a-kind footstool made with deer hooves has got to be entertaining.
All of the volunteers at Holzwarth share the responsibilities involved, including cleaning the site in the morning before visitors arrive, giving tours of the historic 1920s Mama Cabin home, answering visitors' questions, and making sure that everyone stays safe as they walk through the area. I was impressed by the fluidity of this group, which was quickly explained to me by the fact that they have been working together, every Thursday, for the past five seasons