Friends of Graeme Park
The Friends of Graeme Park is the non-profit organization which manages Graeme Park on behalf of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The Friends of Graeme Park sponsor special events and programs for both members and the general public. The Friends also are also the source of interpretive volunteers (guides) and fundraising activities.
The Board of Directors of the Friends of Graeme Park works with the PHMC to develop and implement long and short range goals and objectives for the site. They generate an Annual Plan of fundraising events, educational programs, development projects, and site improvements for Graeme Park.
Some of the activities sponsored by the Friends of Graeme Park are: Living History programs, Lectures on historical topics, Colonial Christmas, and more.
Membership in the Friends of Graeme Park is not required for volunteers; however, volunteers are encouraged to join the Friends in further developing this important Historic Landmark.
How Can You Help?
Graeme Park can only begin to approach its full potential with the assistance of dedicated volunteers who make exciting and innovative programs at the site. The most visible need is for interpretive guides to lead tours for the visiting public and school children. There is a gift shop, 18th century foodways program, living history program, and a calendar of events, all planned and executed by volunteers. There may also be other ways in which your special talents and skills might be of service to the development of Graeme Park. Your personal reward will be a sense of pride in your abilities, increased knowledge of an important part of our history, and fellowship with a community of enthusiastic volunteers at the site.
We are currently seeking a volunteer gardener to plant and maintain a small, historic 4-square kitchen garden. Duties would include preparing soil for spring planting, sowing seeds, and watering and weeding on a regular basis throughout the growing season to keep the garden looking maintained and attractive for visitors and wedding guests. Periodic fence maintenance may also need to be done. There is a water source near the garden and we would provide or reimburse for seeds and fencing materials. We have tools available. Please contact Beth at Beth.MacCausland@gmail.com if interested.
If you provide the time, we’ll provide the opportunity. These are just some of the ways you can become involved at Graeme Park.
- Conduct guided tours of the historic house
- Assist with school tours & programs
- Develop, promote & work special events
- Advance membership
- Write for our newsletter
- Public Relations
- Serve on the Board
Graeme Park strives to maintain a family-friendly environment for our volunteers and visitors. Per the changes made by the State of Pennsylvania in 2015 to the Child Protective Services Law, The Friends of Graeme Park requires all volunteers to obtain clearances prior to the start of volunteer services. Clearances must be renewed every five years. Volunteers under the age of 18 years of age are NOT required to have clearances. Please click the button below for more information on obtaining the proper clearances.