PENDLETON — The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is looking for volunteers. Whether your interests are gardening, carpentry, teaching, practicing homestead skills, or antebellum history, the museum has a place for you.
The museum’s most urgent need is guides for school tours. No teaching experience is necessary, just an interest in helping kids. Tours usually involve third or fourth grade students and run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. School tours generally run in rotations so guides are only responsible for one of the rotations.
Most school tours also involve a tour of Woodburn, the antebellum plantation home located up the lane from the museum. History buffs should enjoy learning the history of this great home and then turning students onto the history of the Upstate area.
Besides school tours, volunteers are needed for garden work, reconstruction of historic buildings, and adult education teachers. The adult programs focus on homesteading skills, like basket weaving, canning, backyard gardening, knitting, soap making, open hearth cooking, and other skills used on the homestead during the 19th century.
Anyone interested in helping with school tours should contact [email protected] or call 864-207-0705. Those interested in volunteering for the adult education program or garden work should contact [email protected] or call 864-646-7271.
Anyone interested in carpentry or reconstruction of the historic buildings donated to the museum should contact [email protected] or call 864-646-7271.
The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is located at 120 History Lane in Pendleton.