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Oct
30
2013
Variety of volunteers needed at historic park

Staff seeks assistance with school tours, more

 

YUMA, ARIZONA - Anyone interested in volunteering at Yuma Quartermaster DepotState Historic Park is invited to attend an informational session at to be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the park, 201 N. 4th Ave.

Volunteers are needed to assist with general maintenance, guided tours for the general public and field trip tours for schoolchildren.

The informational session will introduce the park volunteer program, explain the kinds of help that's needed and describe how to become a volunteer. There will also be a short presentation on the history of the park and an optional tour of the grounds, buildings and exhibits.

The 10-acre Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park includes some of the oldest buildings in Arizona, five of which date back to the period (1864-1883) when the U.S. army supplied all the forts in the Southwest from this site on the shores of the Colorado River.  In the early 1900s, the site became the Bureau of Reclamation's Yuma Project headquarters, where the first major water projects in the West were planned and launched.
 
Permanent exhibits explore both the military use of the site and the pioneering engineering efforts that grew Yuma's agriculture industry, along with the history of both steamboats and railroads in the region.  New exhibits describe dams along the Colorado River and Yuma's innovative environmental restoration efforts.
 
For more information, please contact Tammy Snook, city historian, curator and interpretive park ranger, at 928-783-0071


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This release is being sent as a courtesy - please contact Tammy Snook at tammy.snook@yumaaz.gov or call the number above for details. 




 

 

The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Media Relations Specialist Ann Walker can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Ann Walker at 928-376-0100 (office), 928-210-9044 (cell) or email ann@visityuma.com. Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:


Around & about - a quick Yuma overview


Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride


Last link in river restoration under way


 

Background info:


Fast Facts About YVB


 Fast Facts About Yuma 


Yuma history - narrative


Yuma historic timeline



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