Love history? Have a special interest in decorative arts, the Victorian era, architecture, or antiques? You will enjoy guiding visitors back in time to 1895 to explore the Bringhurst family’s turn-of-the-century lifestyle at Rockwood. This rural Gothic home was built in the early 1850’s by Joseph Shipley, a Wilmington native, and purchased by Sarah Shipley Bringhurst, his niece, in 1890. The rooms at Rockwood represent the way the house looked between 1895 and 1901, the early years of the Bringhurst occupancy.
Volunteers are also needed to assist with one-time projects, exhibit set-up, research, gardening, and special events. Corporate, community, and youth groups are welcome!
There is also one volunteer meeting per month and occasional training sessions.
Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.
Unique historic architecture? Gardening on a grand scale? Local history? Decorative arts and antiques?
Rockwood Museum and Park has the volunteer opportunity for you!
Be a costumed tour guide
Help set up special exhibits
Research the collection and archival records
Garden in the formal garden and surrounding 72 acres.