Spring 2015 Docent Training Program Announced

Monday, March 16, 2015 4:24 PM | Webmaster BHM (Administrator)


Training to Begin April 9

Beaufort, SC – March 16, 2015 – The Beaufort History Museum (BHM) is recruiting a spring class of volunteer Docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons.   BHM President Anna Schaffer announced the dates for the new class sessions, explaining that the growth of history tourism and interest in the Beaufort area has resulted in a dramatic increase in visitors to the Museum.

“Our move back to The Arsenal last fall, coupled with a growing interest in the history of our area, has fueled an influx of visitors to the museum.  We now have a pressing need to increase the number of Docents to provide tours”, Schaffer said. “The training curriculum will cover all aspects of history relating to Beaufort. Our educators will provide Docents with knowledge of the museum’s collections, history and mission, so that they will be fully capable of welcoming visitors and leading tours.”

Once Docents have completed the training process, they will be asked to serve approximately four, three-hour shifts per month and will commit to a one-year period of service to the museum. Docent training classes will be conducted on April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 am – Noon.

All sessions will be held at The Beaufort History Museum, which is on the second floor of The Arsenal at 713 Craven Street in Beaufort’s historic district. For more information on the Docent program, or other volunteer opportunities with the museum, contact Lorrie Burleyknoles at docent@beaufortschistorymuseum.com

The Beaufort History Museum has evolved to focus specifically on the deep and rich history of the Beaufort District, which originally included Jasper County as well.It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times. Through community engagement, children’s programs, educational opportunities and social events the Museum provides many services to visitors and local residents. To contact the Museum call 843.379.3079 or info@beauforthistorymuseum.com.

Our mission is to preserve, portray, and promote the experiences of our past that influence us now and in the future.

The Beaufort History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. Mailing Address: PO Box 172, Beaufort, SC 29901 

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