Come and play with us as we share the stories of Williamson County!
Our costumed volunteers demonstrate the daily activities of Round Rock locals and Chisholm Trail cowboys from the mid-late 1800s, engaging visitors in activities and explaining the methods and techniques. Opportunities are primarily located at The Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail in Round Rock. Living History volunteers may assist in a wide variety of activities such as gardening and grounds keeping, cooking, and daily household tasks (candle making, housekeeping, sewing, etc.). Other opportunities could include giving educational programs in period costume (see Education Volunteers - Trunk Presentations).
Volunteers should be comfortable with public speaking or acting, passionate about education, and have an interest in history. Living History volunteers are provided period clothing and training, with the option of shadowing other volunteers. Volunteers will be trained in first person interpretation.
Goals for Living History Volunteers:
- Help immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the past
- Explain the circumstances that created Round Rock and the Chisholm Trail
- Explain the history (present) of the site
- Engage visitors in and demonstrate activities
- Assist in opening, closing, and maintaining The Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail site
- Teaching / Instruction
- Public Speaking
- Theater Arts
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 13
- Orientation or Training