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.
With the start of the new school year, 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. until 1:30 p.m. School tours generally run in rotations so guides do not have to learn the whole museum and are only responsible for one activity.
Other areas open to volunteers include 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 send an email to [email protected] or call 864-207-0705.
Those interested in volunteering for the adult education program or garden work should send an email to [email protected] or call 864-646-7271. Anyone interested in carpentry or reconstruction of the historic buildings donated to the museum should send an email to [email protected] or call 864-646-7271.
Located at 120 History Lane in Pendleton, the museum is directly across from Tri-County Technical College. The museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.