News Release Date: March 17, 2013
Contact: Park Ranger Kristin Lessard, (203) 834-1896 ext. 11
Are you a storyteller? Do you have a passion for history or art? Become a Visitor Service/Interpreter volunteer and share the stories and history of Weir Farm National Historic Site with visitors from around the world!
This is an exciting time at Weir Farm National Historic Site, as the park enters the final stages of the restoration of the Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio. These historic buildings will open to the public fully restored and furnished for the first time in the park's history in 2013. A restoration of this magnitude will only come along once in a park's lifetime, making now the perfect time to support your local national park by becoming a volunteer.
With the grand opening around the corner, Weir Farm National Historic Site is seeking friendly, reliable volunteers interested in working with the public to provide the best possible experience to all of the park's visitors through the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. As a VIP at Weir Farm National Historic Site, you will be receive training and participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities, including a fun and interactive training session with park staff in April, during National Volunteer Week. Volunteers will be engaged in activities like off-site field trips to other museums or national parks and will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Weir Farm National Historic Site. The park currently offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that include educating visitors at the park Visitor Center, assisting with youth and education programs, and helping out during events.
If you have an interest in becoming a VIP at Weir Farm National Historic Site, apply now to make sure you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity and upcoming training session.
For more information about all of Weir Farm National Historic Site's volunteer opportunities, please visitwww.nps.gov/wefa/ supportyourparkor contact Park Ranger Kristin Lessard at (203) 834-1896 ext. 11. Be part of the Weir Farm National Historic Site story; apply today and get involved during the most momentous time in the park's history!
Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre farm, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation's finest remaining landscapes of American art. For more information about Weir Farm National Historic Site or the National Park Service, please visitwww.nps.gov/wefa or call (203) 834-1896.