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Fleming House Volunteer

Published July 16, 2019
Fleming House Volunteer

This summer and last summer Tina Kurtz has volunteered at the Fleming House of the Bulltown Historic Area. Tina lives in Montana but has family here in West Virginia. During her visit last summer she found a calling to volunteer at the Fleming House.

This summer and last summer Tina Kurtz has volunteered at the Fleming House of the Bulltown Historic Area. Tina lives in Montana but has family here in West Virginia. During her visit last summer she found a calling to volunteer at the Fleming House. She met Interpretive Ranger Lisa Hess and they have since developed a unique attraction for visitors to the Bulltown Campground and Burnsville Lake area. Tina has put into operation a 150 year old loom to make rugs. Tine loads the loom with hundreds of yards of yarn and visitors are able to help weave the rugs. This year Tina brought textile remnants back from Montana.

Tina also provides visitors with other activities and helps them to better understand the way of life of the people who lived in the area in the mid-nineteenth century. She recently receive a donation of tools from the era that she plans to put to use. The donors gave strict instructions that the tools were to be used, not stored in a display case.