Beaufort History Museum Offers Greeter Program

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 9:38 AM | Webmaster BHM (Administrator)

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Beaufort History Museum Offers Greeter Program

                        Beaufort, SC – January 4, 2017 – This is the time when people make New Year’s promises and many resolve to give more of their time in service to the community. Those who are interested in history, enjoy interacting with visitors and have a few hours each week to spare volunteering for a worthy organization in a dynamic setting may want to investigate the new Volunteer Greeter Program at the Beaufort History Museum.

            The BHM Volunteer Greeter’s role is to make initial contact with patrons, aid the Docents by directing visitors to exhibits or existing tours, answer general, non-history related questions about the museum, collect visitor information and take tickets.

            The requirements for becoming a Volunteer Greeter include joining the museum, attending a two-hour training session, being available for duty at the Museum approximately six hours per month and volunteering for duties at occasional special events.

            As part of the training greeters will “shadow” a seasoned Docent/Greeter for a minimum of 3 hours prior to working a scheduled shift.  They will not be able to educate the Museum’s patrons or tell the stories of our local history unless they also attended the more extensive Docent Training courses.   The first Greeter Orientation Class is January 18 from Noon – 2 pm at the Museum.

            “Those who participate in the Volunteer Greeter program will be key members of our team. They will also be part of the larger Museum family and will be invited to special events, exclusive exhibit openings and social gatherings,” said Lorrie Burleyknoles, Docent/Greeter Educator and a member of the BHM Board. “We look forward to welcoming the new volunteers to our organization.”

She also announced the Winter 2017 Docent Training Schedule:

·      January 18 - Class 1 - 8:30 -11:30 am - Docent Informational Orientation to be followed immediately by the class.

·      January 25 – Class 2 - 9:30-11:30 am

·      February 1 – Class 3 - 9:30 - Noon

·      February 8 – Class 4 - 9:30  - 11:30 am

·      February 15 – Class 5  - 9:30 - 11:30 am

            It is strongly suggested that those interested in becoming a Docent reserve their space in advance. For more information please call 559-362-3237 or email

            Beaufort History Museum, located in the Arsenal in Beaufort’s historic downtown, has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. 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.        

            The Arsenal address is 713 Craven Street. BHM’s hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Saturday. Docents are on duty to provide information and conduct tours. A donation of $7.00 per visitor ($6.00 for Seniors) is required.  Children and active military are admitted free of charge.  Please visit the website at or BHM’s Facebook page for updates and news from the Museum.

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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