Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Portland’s History Docents ­ Class Starts in February

Five local historical organizations are recruiting for the Portland’s History Docents program, a ten-week training class for people who would liketo become volunteer guides, to get involved, meet interesting people, learn about the region, and volunteer with local museums.

The Portland’s History Docents sessions will be held at the Maine Historical Society every Thursday morning, 9 AM to Noon, beginning February 15 and concluding April 19. Volunteers for this free training receive lectures on area history, art, and architecture and training on good guiding techniques. Graduates are asked to serve at least six hours per month at a site of their choosing.

Participating institutions are the Portland Observatory, Greater PortlandLandmarks walking tours, Portland Harbor Museum, Tate House Museum, Victoria Mansion, and Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Graduation will take place at the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum on Peaks Island on May 3.

For more information, you can contact the program manager, Bill Hall, at 253-6290 or leave a message for him at Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561, extension 120.


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