Volunteers Needed at Buckland Station

Buckland StationSILVER SPRINGS, Nev. — Fort Churchill State Historic Park is currently looking for enthusiastic individuals who enjoy learning about local history and sharing it with others. Duties include opening and closing Buckland Station, overseeing self-guided tours and answering visitor questions about the park and surrounding area. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to help with special events including group tours and historical programs. Training will be provided, so advance knowledge of the park or surrounding area is not required. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

 Buckland Station was built in 1870 from material taken from Fort Churchill. It was used as a boarding house and a home for Samuel Buckland and his family. Fort Churchill State Historic Park is a great place for anyone interested in early ranching in Nevada, the Pony Express, the California Trail or Nevada’s military history.

If you are interested, please contact Kim at 775-577-4880 or via e-mail bucklandstation@hotmail.com.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.