Westminster, MD, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 – Last week the Carroll County Farm Museum held its annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony celebrating volunteers whose thousands of hours contributed to the museum’s success throughout the years.

In 2023 the Farm Museum had over 200 volunteers assist with six major events, 24 field trips and group tours, four weeks of summer camp, and numerous other miscellaneous volunteer opportunities which combined for a grand total of 3,396 volunteer hours. 

The ceremony on Thursday, April 4, 2024, recognized four individuals for reaching lifetime milestone hours of service:

Steve Matthias (Hoff Barn Committee) with 129 hours 

Ted Peiffer (Hoff Barn Committee) with 261 hours

Lisa Kilduff (Hoff Barn Committee) with 530 hours

Bob Hungerman (Blacksmith) with 553 hours (with over 100 hours just in 2023) 

The Farm Museum also presented special recognition to Rose Frebertshauser, a Hoff Barn Committee member and head of the Education Committee for the Hoff Barn for her outstanding work on creating and executing the Traveling Trunk Program.

Farm Museum Manager Jane Sewell shared her gratitude to the volunteers and said, “Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Farm Museum who provide invaluable contributions toward our success.  This recognition ceremony is a great opportunity to say thank you to our volunteers and acknowledge them for their tireless efforts and positive impact on the facility.”

Director of Economic Development Denise Beaver said, “The commitment and dedication of our volunteers make a difference in the quality and quantity of our programs, and we could not do what we do without their support. The Farm Museum is a jewel for Carroll County and an important tourism asset providing wonderful opportunities for thousands of residents and visitors.”

If you are interested in volunteering for the Farm Museum, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Karen Walter at 410-386-3896 or kjwalter@carrollcountymd.gov.