Here at Locust Grove, we are blessed with a number of wonderful volunteers, who contribute over 10,000 hours of service a year to our tours, programs, and events. It’s time they got their moment in the sun! This week, we’re showcasing Carol B. Carol B. has been a volunteer and a member of Locust Grove’s Costumed Interpreters for a year, and portrays Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson. Read on to learn more about her time at Locust Grove!
Here’s what other have to say about Carol’s contributions to Locust Grove!
Amy Liebert: Carol is in her second year with the cast. She is also in her last semester of a MA in public history from U of L. She portrays Mrs. Richard Ferguson, wife of Dr. Richard Ferguson, famed for removing GRC’s leg. We actually found Carol because she was a student in Dr. Carol Ely’s class on theater in museums at U of L.
Brian Cushing: She was thorough, professional, and excited about the project right of the gate. Her demeanor is relaxed, unassuming, and helpful, putting both fellow interpreters and visitors to Locust Grove at ease and making the strange circumstance of coming upon a person from 200 years in the past not intimidating at all.
Look for Carol throughout the year whenever the Costumed Interpreters are on the grounds! Carol, thank you for all that you do!
For more information on volunteering at Locust Grove, why not go here? And if you’re interested in being featured or nominating someone for the volunteer spotlight, go ahead and fill out this form. And to all of our volunteers–we couldn’t run Locust Grove without you!
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