The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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Be A Volunteer


Volunteer dates for 2018 Civil War Revisited:
Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21, 2018


We always welcome volunteers at the Civil War Revisited event.  The event wouldn’t happen without the support of what has become over the years an army of terrific volunteers!


Volunteers receive free admittance to the Civil War Revisited!!


Watch this page for more information on volunteer sign-ups as the event nears.

If you need more information or have questions, contact the Historical Society office (559) 441-0862 or email us at


Examples of Civil War Revisited volunteer opportunities:

Kearney Mansion Museum Store/Mercantile Area

Assist with sales in the Historical Society event mercantile area - helping customers locate merchandise and assist with restocking needs. Also need volunteers to help in the mercantile during the Thursday & Friday "Time Travelers at the Civil War Education Days.

Kid's Camp

Demonstrate Civil War games that children played in the 1860s.

Admission Booth

Collect Admission and hand out event wristbands

Information Booth

Answer general questions about the event, sell meal tickets, and memberships. Training will be provided. 

Beer Booth

Must be 21 and over to serve.

Shifts are generally 3 – 3 ½ hours long.  You may choose to work one or both days. All of our volunteers receive free admittance to the event, and most come early or stay after their volunteer shift to enjoy all of the activities.



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