Thursday, September 13, 2012

Railroad museum and Old Sacramento seek volunteers - Sacramento Bee (blog)

Thumbnail image for RP RAILROAD MUSEUM DOCENT.JPGThe California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento Historic State Park are looking for volunteers to help educate the public about the city's Gold Rush and rail heritage.

Volunteers contribute in many ways: as docents and museum tour guides, helping with clerical and restoration work, maintaining track and even operating excursion trains.

You don't have to have extensive knowledge of local history. Volunteers learn as they go. If you're interested, submit your application for fall training and interview by Sept. 19. Training begins Oct. 8 and requires a commitment of 84 volunteer hours annually (schedule is flexible).

What: Volunteer Applications Accepted Now
Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park
When: Volunteer applications are due September 19. Orientation and volunteer training begins on October 8
Cost: free
For more info: 916-324-7593 or visit website

News Release

PHOTO CREDIT: California State Railroad Museum docent Jack Seigal talks about the completion of the transcontinental railroad during a tour. 2001 Sacramento Bee photograph by Randy Pench

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