Long Term Maintenance Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

The volunteer in this position is required to perform various tasks in assisting the Maintenance Division. Tasks include, but are not limited to: painting, ground maintenance, repairing wood of architectural features, and minor roofing. Fort Larned National Historic Site continues to preserve the best-preserved fort along the Santa Fe Trail and a key part in overland travel. Active from 1859 to 1878, the military established Fort Larned to guard mail wagons going east and west. With the railroad cutting through the area in 1872, the need for a military post quickly diminished as travel between posts became quicker. The railroad coming through the area also helped to establish the City of Larned. Congress established Fort Larned National Historic Site in 1966 to interpret the military and civilian stories of this frontier post. Today, nine of the original sandstone structures still stand as well as a re-built sandstone structure and two re-built wooden structures as a representative of the many stories that are told on a daily basis.

Start Date - 2024-07-01

End Date - 2024-09-30

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;Historical Preservation;Weed/Invasive Species Control

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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.


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1767 KS Hwy 156Larned, KS 67550






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