Historic Bath Site to host open house for volunteers

Published 6:26 pm Friday, April 7, 2017

From Historic Bath State Historic Site

BATH β€” Are you looking for a new way to get involved in your community? Do you want to learn a new skill or share your passion of history or crafting with the public? Are you a high school or college student looking for volunteer hours? Would you enjoy working on special projects, decorating, beautification or helping out with special events? If you answered, β€œYes!” to any of these questions, then consider coming to the Volunteer Open House at Historic Bath Site.

The open house will be held on April 25 at 6 p.m.

This is an exciting time for Historic Bath, with lots of changes in works. There will be new events and new and exciting opportunities to bring new people to our town. By increasing the number of events offered here at the Historic Bath Site, we are going to be increasing our volunteer opportunities. We will need people to greet visitors as they arrive, provide information about Historic Bath, give tours of our historic buildings, help with gift shop and other ticket sales, help with school groups and other special events on site. Interested volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn living history demonstrations. If you have any special skills or interests, please let us know, so that we can incorporate it into our growing living history program.

If you plan on attending the house, RSVP by calling 252-923-3971 by April 20. We look forward to seeing all of our current volunteers and anyone who is interested in volunteering.

For more information about the Volunteer Open House, call 252-923-3971.

Historic Bath State Historic Site is one of the sites within the Department of Cultural Resources’ Division of State Historic Sites and Properties that people can visit to learn of our state’s interesting and varied history. Historic Bath is also a member of the Historic Albemarle Tour. Bath is a town of firsts: the town became North Carolina’s first town; it was incorporated in 1705. Christopher Gale, the first chief justice of the colony, resided here. Bath became the first official port of entry for the colony, the location of the first public library in North Carolina and the first shipyard was established here. Visiting Bath today, it is easy to see how this protected little harbor appealed to early settlers, and, of course, Blackbeard.