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Turn your love of history into a hobby!

There are many way to volunteer at Riversdale. No experience is necessary and training is provided for all volunteer opportunities and we invite you to learn, explore, and engage! View more information and complete a Riversdale volunteer application here!  

Open Opportunities

Kitchen Guild members share their love of cooking with the public while utilizing 19th century recipes and equipment during demonstrations in the restored open hearth kitchen.

Museum Shop Assistants assist staff and the Riversdale Historical Society with greeting and assisting guests who are visiting the museum. Assistants are also responsible for answering questions, selling merchandise, helping with inventory, pricing, and shop displays.

Special Event volunteers assist in a variety of ways during public programs and tasks may include greeting guests, staffing an information table, and aiding with children's and family activity stations. 

Tour Guides lead tours for groups and individuals who are visiting Riversdale House Museum and provide guests with an inclusive experience while sharing the many stories of the site.  

Additional Opportunities

The below opportunities are currently at capacity and will be reopened in the future as spaces become available. 

Collections Aides assist both virtually and on site, transcribing and scanning historical documents and conducting research.

Garden Aides assist the historic gardener maintaining the kitchen gardens and orchard and provide support for public garden programming. Tasks may include planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting in beautiful gardens abundant in flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. If you are a Master Gardener that needs to complete required hours, please contact

Riversdale Historical Society

Become a Member

The Riversdale Historical Society is the volunteer support organization for Riversdale. The Society has worked diligently and successfully to obtain political support for funding the restoration of the house and continues to raise funds for a variety of restoration and interpretive projects.

The Society also operates the Riversdale Museum Shop, with its inventory of distinctive books, gifts, and toys.

Your membership in the Society will ensure that this historic site will continue to be a source of pride and education for the people of Prince George's County, the state of Maryland, and our nation.

Membership TypeCost
Portico Society$100
C.B.'s Circle$250
Rosalie's Circle$500

To join the Riversdale Historical Society, please visit the membership website or send your check to:

Treasurer, Riversdale Historical Society
6005 48th Avenue
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

Please include your name and address.

Learn more about the Riversdale Historical Society and their partnership with M-NCPPC.