Dakota City Volunteer 1900s Tour Guide


Cause Areas


Mon May 14, 2018 09:00 AM - Mon Nov 12, 2018 03:00 PM


4008 220th Street WFarmington, MN 55024
tour guide


Dakota City Historic Village is a living history museum of 1900-era buildings located next to the Dakota County Fairgrounds. We are looking for outgoing adults to dress in period costume and guide elementary aged school children through our village when they come for a school field trip. You will compare and contrast life in 1900 to life today, tell about the buildings and their use in 1900, help the children make a craft, supervise children with their lunch and serve them an ice cream cone after lunch. Tour dates and times are set by the school, Mondays through Fridays sometime between 9am and 3pm. Spring tours start mid-April and run through June, fall tours start mid-September and run through November. Volunteer time is typically 2-1/2 to 3 hours, as many days as you want to sign up for. The only requirement for volunteering is a willingness to come to training and learn our program. No experience necessary but it is helpful if you like to "perform" and can speak in front of groups. Orientation, training and costumes are provided before you start. Contact Dakota City at 651-460-8050x3 or education@dakotacity.org.

Volunteers for Dakota City's school programs get the chance to work with children of all ages and teach them the history of Dakota County and a rural 1900 village. Volunteers also work in a fun environment and meet new people through the Dakota City events and programs. Come join the Dakota City family!


  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Acting
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 - 4 hours at a time

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