A Bridge to the Past
A pride and love of history is a common thread among our docents at The Pound House. Everyday at the Farmstead there are opportunities to make discoveries of the past to share with those who come.
“Without the past there is no future.”
What can you learn from being a docent?
History of Dripping Springs, central Texas, Texas, and even the United States. Dr. Pound's background spans many areas and cultures.
What kind of training will I get? Training consists of a full tour, step-by-step directions on opening and closing procedures, and a docent script for you to take.
What are the benefits? First hand knowledge of the heritage of Dripping Springs, an opportunity to interact with the public, meet new people and share interesting stories.
Do I dress in period clothes? You can choose your preference. You may dress in period clothing or a Farmstead polo shirt.
What is the schedule? Docents typically give tours one day a week (Wednesday-Saturday from 12-3pm; or as your schedule permits.
-Friends of the Pound House Foundation-
Friends of the Pound House Foundation(FPHF)is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Donations allow the FPHF to continue restoration and maintenance of the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead.
More importantly, however, we will be able to continue to develop and offer quality educational programs to our local school children and to our community.
Volunteers are integral to our success. By donating your time and talent, you help The Pound House carry on the heart of our original Pioneers. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit your time schedule & interests. You can volunteer for a single event, project, or a day. All ages are encouraged to be a part of Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead Museum!
Whether trying to fulfill volunteer hours or wishing to be a part of Dripping Heritage...We have a range of opportunities from:
Helping with Special Events
Landscaping & watering the grounds
We are also in need of Greeters for our General Store. These helpful folks would welcome guests to the museum, collect admissions & help run the General Store.
Please fill out our contact form for more information or to lend a helping hand!
The Friends of the Pound House Foundation relies on your generosity to keep our heritage museum thriving now and for future generations. All donations are securely processed through PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to donate: all major credit & debit cards accepted.
Consider making your donation a monthly, sustaining donation to help with ongoing expenses:
• Building Maintenance and Repair
• Collections Care
• Grounds and Heritage Oak.
Click the Donate button and you will be transferred to PayPal where you can enter the amount of your donation and whether you would like this to be a one-time or a monthly donation (click the check box to make it a monthly donation). All major credit & debit cards accepted.
570 Founders Park Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Open Wednesday through Saturday 12pm-3pm