Furnace Town Living Heritage Village - Educators, Events, Gardens & more

Interested in local history? Do you enjoy teaching about historical cultures? Love events? How about gardening? Something for everyone!

Furnace Town Volunteer Educator

Are you a person who enjoys:

  • telling—and listening to—a good story.
  • meeting new people and interacting with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles.
  • working as part of a team
  • passion for local history and culture.
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • reached 18 years of age.
  • communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • commit to a regular schedule for at least one year (one day per week)
  • handle frequent walking and standing.

Educators’ primary responsibility is to help interpret Furnace Town’s collection, teach about local history, communicate the importance of preservation, and answer general questions that visitors have. Educators also must be able to work closely and cooperatively with other Furnace Town educators, staff, and volunteers to:

  • Maintain an attitude of flexibility and respect in all relationships with peers and staff.
  • Engagement in a manner consistent with program goals and objectives.
  • Function at all times within the guidelines and procedures of Furnace Town Historic Site.
  • Attend training sessions as required.

Educators must complete all required training for the program, and background checks and be able to commit to a regular schedule for at least one season. Training will be scheduled as applicants are accepted. If you are interested in volunteering as an educator - email - programdirector@furnacetown.org

Event Volunteer

Volunteering at events is a huge help to Furnace Town and we host a wide variety of events. Anything from our biggest event our renaissance festival, to our holiday celebrations, so no matter what, there is something for you. Volunteering at an event is a great way to get involved in the local community and gets you free admission to that event.

Gardens and Grounds Volunteer

Our gardens and grounds are all volunteer kept and managed, we are always in need of more gardeners and people to help with grounds work. If you are someone who is in tune with nature or wants to garden, please come out and volunteer with our gardens and grounds team. No experience is necessary.

Furnace Town offers many volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Click on the link to fill out the online volunteer application - https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?id=14&name=E349838




3816 Old Furnace Road
Snow Hill
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Dedicated to preserving the Nassawango Iron Furnace and engaging the public in the culture of our shared past. Furnace Town Living History Village preserves our shared cultural heritage for the benefit of future generations. With our collection of historic nineteenth-century buildings and artisans' studios surrounding the Nassawango Iron Furnace, we are a learning center for the study of our history, and it provides a concrete basis for ideas and traditions that help inform who we are and where we came from.