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APPLY: Become a Homestead Tour Guide
Mar
20
to Apr 7

APPLY: Become a Homestead Tour Guide

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The Moon-Randolph Homestead is searching for volunteers passionate about storytelling and historic interpretation to serve as tour guides during our open season, May through October. Tour guides will receive training about local human and natural history as they relates to the site, as well as our interpretive principles and the basics of giving great tours. Folks who are interested in applying should be familiar with regional history and have an interest in storytelling, agriculture, and connecting with community.

We are excited to start our first-ever docent training program this spring and include our greater community in site interpretation. Check out our application below to apply.

Application deadline is Sunday, April 7.

APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/YogghepY1Abwk4L2A

Questions? Email moonrandolph@gmail.com.

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Fall Volunteer Work Day
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Volunteer Work Day

We've had a long, fruitful season of field trips, workshops, summer camps, square dances, fall festivals, and need to put the Homestead to bed for the winter.

Join us for a fall afternoon of planting, seeding, mulching, fencing, and general maintenance at a historic, working homestead.

Sign up to volunteer!

Bring work gloves, drinking water, and snacks. Dress for whatever fall weather in Montana brings us. 

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Volunteer at the Fall Family Fest
Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Volunteer at the Fall Family Fest

The Moon-Randolph Homestead is hosting the cider-pressing booth at Fort Missoula's Fall Family Fest on Saturday, October 20th. The festival runs from 1-4 pm. Sign up for a two-hour volunteer slot and help kids press apples into cider. 

The Fall Family Fest features hayrides, old fashioned fun, food trucks and beverages, as well as live music. It'll be a fun fall day in Missoula. Be a part of it as a Homestead volunteer. 

Just bring yourself, drinking water, and an eagerness to share the wonderful experience of pressing apples into juice with kids. 

Sign up to volunteer!

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Become a Tour Guide!
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Become a Tour Guide!

Calling all storytellers, yarn weavers, and tale tellers:

We're looking for community members who are interested in digging into Missoula history and assisting the caretakers with interpretation at the Moon-Randolph Homestead.

On Saturday, June 16, from 1-3 p.m., the Homestead will host a tour guide training program. The training will cover the history of the Missoula Valley, homesteading in the West, vernacular architecture, heritage apple trees, and the unique stories particular to the Moon and Randolph families. 

After completing the training, volunteer tour guides will be able to support caretakers in interpretation during Saturday tours, as well as during field trips and volunteer events for youth and adults.

RSVP to: moonrandolph@gmail.com

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Historic Tree Planting
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Historic Tree Planting

Three years ago, Orchardist Roger Joy grafted budwood from the Homestead’s historic apple trees onto heritage rootstock. Those trees have grown up on Joy’s orchard in the Bitterroot, and this spring, are ready to be planted out at the Homestead. Join us for this historic tree planting in one of Montana’s oldest remaining orchards. Both experienced and inexperienced planters are welcome.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Prune the Moon
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Prune the Moon

Join us for a day of tree pruning in the Moon-Randolph Homestead’s historic apple orchard. Experienced pruners are encouraged to attend, or learn the art of tree pruning with our skilled local arborists, Mark Van Der Meer and Mike Billingsley. This is a great workshop for those wanting to learn how to care for older apple trees, and a great way to spend a spring day at a historic homestead in Montana. For those with pruning equipment, bring handsaws, pole saws, loppers, hand shears, gloves, and orchard ladders. We will have plenty of tools for the empty-handed. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Coffee, lunch, and cider provided.

No sign-up required. Just bring yourself, some layers for wet and cold spring weather, some water, and the desire to get to know a tree or two. No dogs or unattended children, please.

 

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