Volunteers ages 11 to 18 share their love of history.
Do you love history?
Always wondered what life was like “back then?”
Are you between the ages of 11 and 18?
Then join the Junior Historians of Dallas Heritage Village!
Every spring, teens apply to become a Junior Historian. Once chosen, the new Junior Historians will participate in a one week camp during June that gives them the tools they need to be volunteers at Dallas Heritage Village. Throughout the year, Junior Historians volunteer at special events, as a building guide, and/or as part of a group volunteer project.
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Dallas Heritage Village is a chapter of the Texas State Historical Association Junior Historian Program.
Become a Junior Historian
What are the volunteer requirements during the year?
We ask Junior Historians to try to complete 12 volunteer shifts during the course of the year. We understand schedules can be busy, and some are able to volunteer more time than others. There will also be meetings periodically, especially if we’re working on a special project.
What are these special projects?
These projects vary from year to year. In the past, we’ve planned a special event, “Teens in History,” created exhibits for our Doctor’s Office, Worth Hotel, and Renner Schoolhouse. Other projects include creating videos for YouTube.
Can I wear a historic costume when I volunteer?
Yes, you can, but it’s certainly not required! At the end of camp, we will provide you with a DHV t-shirt and nametag to wear when you volunteer. However, though we cannot provide historic costumes for Junior Historians, we are more than happy to help you create your own special costume.
How many Junior Historians are there?
We have over 20 active Junior Historians. Most are in the 11 to 14 age range, but we do have high school students too. Our Junior Historians attend a wide variety of schools, from public to private to home school, and come from all over North Texas.
Need more information or would you like to get involved sooner rather than later? Contact Mandy Olsen, Curator of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-413-3669.