Join us & lend a helping hand

Volunteers & Docents


Do you have an interest in history, museums, historic houses or just want to lend a hand? Please consider becoming a volunteer. It’s a very fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

We have openings for docents/greeters from May through October, and interns to help with research, fund raising, and events throughout the year.
Please contact Kathleen at homestead@fairbankshouse.org

Fairbanks Garden Club

This local club of fifty enthusiastic gardeners, founded in 1969,  has designed and nurtured the beautiful  flower gardens surrounding
the Fairbanks House for many years.  Of special interest our tour of an authentic 17th century herb garden
of more than 30 plant varieties which were used by colonials for cooking, health supplements, and medicines.  These were meticulously researched and are described on plant markers with both common and Latin names and their uses.  Contact us and we will email you this list of kitchen garden plants.
Our colonial kitchen garden tours are offered by appointment during our open season, led by FGC member & FFA docent Lisa Brayton.

Each year the Fairbanks Garden Club crews come out in force for Spring and Fall cleanups, new plantings, pruning, feeding, watering,
and of course weeding – to make sure these beautiful blooms and herbs are at their best.

The Club also sponsors an annual Spring Plant Sale
on the second Saturday in May which draws crowds
of gardeners, horticulturists, and anyone who loves green!

FGC Plant & Herbs List

Download our List of 17th Century Herbs Planted in the Fairbanks House Colonial Kitchen Garden