Volunteer Spotlight

Minute Man National Historical Park and the Friends of Minute Man are thankful to have so many dedicated volunteers to help welcome visitors and bring the past alive. One current volunteer has been here for over 45 years! Judy Cataldo started as a Minute Man volunteer in 1974 and can be seen wearing a red cloak in the picture on the left. On the right, we see a more recent photo of Judy spinning at the Hartwell Tavern. Judy is an expert in many topics of colonial life including textiles and spinning as well as disease and gravestone studies. She also serves as a reenactor with the Westford Minute Men.

Judy is always ready to engage visitors and notes, “the best thing about being a volunteer is helping the public to understand the lives of the people who lived here 245 years ago. I especially enjoyed the spinning programs I used to do, watching people’s faces as I explained how it all works and the history of the craft.”

Judy does double duty and serves as both a park volunteer and a Friends volunteer. In addition to her duties at the park, Judy assists with the Friends Facebook page and helps at most of our events. Thank you Judy for your dedication and passion for Minute Man National Park!

If you’d like to learn more about volunteering at the park, please contact Park Ranger Roger Fuller at roger_fuller@nps.gov. If you’d like to volunteer with the Friends, please contact Executive Director Kathleen Fahey at director@friendsofminuteman.org.

Image above: Judy as a park volunteer in 1974 on the left and more recently on the right.

Image below: Judy as a Friends volunteer at our annual Halloween Tales event in 2019. Left to Right: Volunteer Judy Cataldo, Park Ranger Jim Hollister, Volunteer Fran Sacco.

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