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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest seeks volunteers

Saturday - 12/29/2012, 10:24am  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is seeking volunteers to help out at the historic landmark.

Poplar Forest was former President Thomas Jefferson's personal retreat in Bedford County.

The News and Advance reports ( that Poplar Forest is looking for help welcoming visitors, giving tours and working in the hands-on history center.

The nonprofit corporation that maintains Poplar Forest is looking for volunteers interested in history, archaeology and historic preservation.

Nearly 80 percent of volunteers on the site have served at Poplar Forest for five years or more.

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