The Caddo Mounds SHS can always use extra hands to help maintain its trails, garden and museum, but the next couple of years will bring some especially rewarding opportunities for volunteers, including:
Reconstruction of the site's traditional grass house (which was destroyed in the devastating 2019 tornado). This will involve harvesting, drying and tying the switchgrass, erecting the pole frame and thatching the house.
Construction of a new bird blind.
Restoration of native prairie grasses.
As the threat of COVID-19 wanes, the return of on-site educational and cultural events, like Caddo Culture Day, star parties and demonstrations of native cooking, textile and hunting techniques. (See the site's Facebook page to browse past events!)
We welcome volunteers of all skill levels -- it's your interest, energy and time that we value most. The site is wheelchair accessible.
Group work days are scheduled periodically, but you are encouraged to contact us about volunteering on your own time. Bring your friends!
Donations are also very welcome. Funds are used to carry out volunteer projects, like those listed above.
Membership in the Friends of Caddo Mounds SHS is free and will help you stay in the loop as we start these exciting projects. Call or email to join our team!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CADDO MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION INC
1649 STATE HIGHWAY 21, ALTO, TX 75925, US
The Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Friends Association, Inc. provides private philanthropic support to the benefit of Caddo Mounds State Historic Site’s programs and activities to further the preservation, recognition, and appreciation of our state’s heritage.
More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village 26 miles west of present-day Nacogdoches. Today, volunteers from around the region help to restore, promote and preserve the natural and cultural history of this special site.
Together with members of the Caddo Nation, archeologists, biologists and agricultural scientists from regional universities and research institutions and dedicated site staff, volunteers can be a part of a number of unique activities that span a wide range of interests, including working with the site's Caddo demonstration garden, construction of a traditional Caddo grass house, maintenance of the site's trails and museum, participation in public events, and more!
Interested in joining our crew of volunteers? Call 936.858.3218 or email email@example.com.