Join the Patrick Henry Auxiliary

Do you love what we do here at Red Hill? It wouldn’t be possible without our team of fantastic volunteers from the Patrick Henry Auxiliary! From living history to events to school tours, our volunteers help make the Red Hill experience a special one for each guest. If you’re interested in being a part of our supportive team of volunteers, please contact us about joining the Patrick Henry Auxiliary.

Formed in 1982 as the Patrick Henry Woman’s Auxiliary, the Patrick Henry Auxiliary amended its by-laws in 1999 to reflect the changing composition of membership. Their mission is to support the mission of Red Hill in its endeavor to promote the philosophy and contributions of Patrick Henry and “to help raise funds to achieve self-supporting, non-federally funded status for the Patrick Henry National Memorial at Red Hill, dedicated to the memory and ideals of Patrick Henry.”

An essential element of Red Hill programs, the volunteer members of the Auxiliary support the mission of the foundation in a variety of ways.

Activities of the Auxiliary

  • Guide groups, schoolchildren and adults, on tours of Red Hill
  • Dress in costume and interpret Patrick Henry’s life and times
  • Interpret 18th-century life on Living History Days
  • Craft and sell boxwood wreaths
  • Assist in the quarterly newsletter mailing
  • Host the annual Red Hill Christmas Open House
  • Participate in special events such as Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival and Naturalization Ceremony
  • Lend support for various foundation functions such as the Naturalization Ceremony and Patrick Henry’s Birthday
  • Assist with sales in the Museum Shop
  • Staff historic buildings during the Independence Day celebration and other special events
  • Sponsor the annual Patrick Henry Oratory Contest of the National Forensic League


  • Free admission to Red Hill
  • 10% Discount on Museum Shop items
  • Discounted rates on foundation-sponsored trips
  • Educate the public about the contributions made by Patrick Henry
  • Support the mission to promote the philosophy of America’s patriot and first governor of Virginia

What you can expect

When you join the Patrick Henry Auxiliary, you’re making a commitment to support the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. You are committing to…

  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings (currently the Auxiliary meets monthly)
  • Give two hours every other month or several hours each month… you choose how often you can lend a helping hand
  • Pay annual dues of $15 per individual and $20 for family
  • Participate in fund-raising activities of the Auxiliary

If you are interested in learning more about the Patrick Henry Auxiliary, please contact us.

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