Volunteers needed to help at Ebey House

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1:47pm
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Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is seeking docents to welcome the public to the historic Jacob and Sarah Ebey House, which opens May 26.

A crew of around 30 volunteers currently staffs the house in pairs, talking about history, answering questions and chatting about the community, according to a press release.

The docents are registered through a National Park Service program called Volunteers in Parks. Logged volunteer hours help provide funding that supports the program, the release states.

Detailed knowledge of the Reserve and its history isn’t required, according to the release.

Many of the current docents have served since the Ebey House opened in 2011 and will provide support to newcomers. Volunteers can choose their role based on their areas of interest.

The Ebey House was built in 1856 by Jacob and Sarah Ebey, parents of Isaac Ebey who was the first to claim land in the area under the 1850 Donation Land Claim Act.

The house is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Docents typically work in three hour shifts.

To learn more, call 360-678-6084 or email to carol_castellano@partner.nps.gov

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