The Docent Program Returns to JPPM


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Staff member
PREMO Member
Date: Wednesdays: 1/23/2013-3/27/2013
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $15

Looking for a new and exciting way to volunteer? Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is recruiting docents for our 2013 class. If you are a lifelong learner who would like to interact with the archaeologists, educators, and historians who bring Southern Maryland’s past to life, this may be the program for you! The intensive program will provide you with in depth knowledge of the archaeology, history, and culture of southern Maryland with a specific focus on the land where JPPM sits today. You will also examine techniques and education strategies for engaging museum visitors in meaningful explorations of the past. The ten-week training course will begin in January.

Benefits to becoming a docent are many--docents will receive our regular volunteer benefits including a Friends of JPPM family membership, a 10% discount in the Show Barn Museum Shop, Friends' newsletter, and a discount on special event entry fees and workshops. The biggest benefit is the chance to work with some of Maryland's top archaeologists and educators who are preserving our Southern Maryland heritage through the JPPM programs.