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Cracker Country Living History Museum

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Cracker Country

Do you love history? Then apply to be a Historic Area Docent at Cracker Country!

Help us put the "living" in living history! Volunteers dress in period clothing and demonstrate time-honored skills and crafts to immerse guests in an authentic experience of life in Florida more than a century ago. Docents help teach hands-on educational field trips for school children, and help interpret history at special events and during the annual Florida State Fair.

Cracker Country provides orientation and on-going learning opportunities. Docents must be able to commit to at least a year of service, from September to May, for a minimum of 8 hours per month, or for a minimum of 5 days during the annual Florida State Fair. Schedule is flexible.

Currently we are only seeking volunteers who are available to help on weekdays.

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Cracker Country Living History Museum is looking for individuals who are interested in helping our guests re-live Florida's rural past. Museum educators help recreate rural Florida's past by interpreting through hands-on activities during public and school programs.

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We will adapt to any covid-19 concerns you may have. Interpretive locations are outside and have barriers from the public. Hand sanitizer available throughout the grounds.

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About Cracker Country Living History Museum

Location:

P.O. Box 11766, Tampa, FL 33680, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide guests with quality interpretive programs and educational opportunities about rural Florida history and folklife.

Description

Cracker Country, a rural Florida living history museum, was established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Carlton, Jr. so future generations might better understand and appreciate Florida's rural heritage. From the rustic cypress log corn crib to the grand old two-story Carlton house, Cracker Country features thirteen original buildings dating from 1870-1912. These buildings were moved to their present location from throughout the state, then restored and furnished with antiques of the period. Educational programs are offered throughout the year for school groups, non-school youth groups, and adults.

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

Cracker CountryFlorida State Fairgrounds4800 Hwy 301 NorthTampa, FL 33610

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Sewing
  • History
  • Carpentry
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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