Volunteers gathered on Saturday, May 4 for NY Parks & Trails "I Love My Parks Day" to prepare the grounds around the Cottage and Eastern Overlook for the opening of the 2013 season.
Pictured here from L to R: Tim Welch, President of the Friends of Grant Cottage; Americorp Volunteers T.J. and Simone; Steve Trimm, Cottage Tour Guide and local historian; John Maggiore, Chief of Staff for Lieutenant Governor Duffy; Patrick Reilly, Friends of Grant Cottage Trustee.
Become a tour guide!
Tour guides lead visitors through the few open rooms open to the public in the cottage, focusing on the final days of the general’s life. Training, a detailed lesson plan, and supplemental material is provided to all volunteers, thus applicants need not have substantial background knowledge of the material.
This is a voluntary, on-call position--the hours and days are very flexible. The Cottage is open Wednesday to Sunday, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Also open weekends from Labor Day through Columbus Day.
Other volunteer positions are available at the Cottage and the Visitor’s Center including: