Museum offering winter docent training

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A Beaufort History Museum docent leads a tour of the Exhibit Hall. Winter docent classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 18. Photo provided.
A Beaufort History Museum docent leads a tour of the Exhibit Hall. Winter docent classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 18. Photo provided.

The Beaufort History Museum is offering docent classes to train volunteers to lead museum tours and serve as community liaisons. 

In the classes, directed by docent educator Lorrie Burleyknoles, participants will learn how Beaufort shaped America from the early European settlements to current times.

Classes will be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. and at the historic Arsenal at 713 Craven St. 

Space in the class is limited and those interested in attending the five-week session are encouraged to register early. 

Winter docent training classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 16; 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 23; 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 30; 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6; and noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 13.

The Beaufort History Museum 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 now. 

The museum’s hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Docents are on duty to provide information and conduct tours. A donation of $7 per visitor ($6 for seniors) is required. Children and active military are admitted free of charge.  

Visit www.beauforthistorymuseum.com or BHM’s Facebook page for updates and news from the museum.

For more information on the docent program or other volunteer opportunities with the museum, contact lburleyknoles@beauforthistorymuseum.com or call 559-362-3237.

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