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Dakota City Heritage Village


Dakota City Heritage Village is looking for outgoing adults to dress in period costume and help with various stations during 3 weeks of summer day camp. One week of camp will focus on helping teens learn to become a volunteer in the village, through activities, crafts, demonstrations and games. The other two weeks of camp you will help children ages 6 to 12 years old learn about life in the 1900s through activities, demonstrations, games and crafts. You will also help supervise the children with their lunch and serve them an ice cream cone after lunch. Day camp runs Mondays through Thursdays, 9:00am - 3:00pm in June and July. Volunteer shifts are typically 4 hours either in the morning or afternoon, sign up for as many as you like. 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 "preform" and can speak in front of groups. Orientation, training and costumes are provided before you start. Contact Dakota City at 651-460-8387 or education@dakotacity.org

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About Dakota City Heritage Village


4008 220th Street W, Farmington, MN 55024, US

Mission Statement

Dakota City Heritage Village connects modern generations to the past rural life and agricultural heritage in Dakota County through living history interpretation, education, and the collection, preservation, and exhibition of information, objects and buildings.


Dakota City Heritage Village offers visitors the chance to experience rural life in 1900-era Dakota County. A recreated historic village and museum, Dakota City is located on the Dakota County Fairgrounds on the south edge of Farmington. Dakota City's five-acre site includes 23 buildings that help to tell the story of life in a 1900 rural town. Dakota City offers special events throughout the year where visitors will experience living history firsthand with costumed interpreters and demonstrations. The Village and Museum are also open for educational programs, senior groups, celebrations and tours by reservation.

As urban sprawl obliterates America's agricultural past, Dakota City connects families to the agricultural and immigrant past of Dakota County communities where they now live. Dakota City focuses on how rural communities functioned 100 years ago and how residents met their need for food, shelter, clothing and social interaction.

In Ahlberg Heritage Center, visitors can view permanent and temporary displays on Dakota County and Minnesota social and rural history, with an emphasis on agriculture. With more than 7,000 artifacts in the collection, Dakota City staff develops educational and engaging exhibits around its vast agricultural and material objects.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Mon Jun 14, 2021 - Thu Jul 15, 2021
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM  


4008 220th Street WP.O. Box 73Farmington, MN 55024


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


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hour shift

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