MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Interpretive Volunteer

As an interpreter, you will assist in presenting interpretive programs that help visitors discover and understand the natural surroundings or the state's past.  The greatest need for interpreters is during the spring and summer season.  Volunteers in this capacity will undergo training from staff.

About Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site. A trip to the home and studio of the renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer offers a glimpse into how the talented Benton lived and worked. Benton converted half of the carriage house into his art studio, which remains as he left it. Visitors can still see coffee cans full of paintbrushes, numerous paints, and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed into another of his masterpieces. Thomas Hart Benton died in his studio in 1975.