Beaufort History Museum announces Docent Program

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 a.m. to 12 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

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