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Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society
Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society

There's no time like the present to start volunteering--and the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is a great place to do it!

We are seeking docent tour guides, volunteers for community outreach programs, assistants for special events and research team members. If you are interested in learning more, join us for free orientation and training sessions this spring. During April and May, we'll be holding several FREE sessions. The dates are Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, or Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 -- each session starts at 10 am and goes until 2 pm. We recommended that attendees bring a packed lunch.

Each session will provide guided tours of exhibits by museum education staff. Prospective docent tour guides will recive an information packet including the Docent Manual, exhibit tour scripts, a list of publications available in our research library, should you care to do extended reading, and other exhibit-specific and general suggested reading (not required).

April 9 & May 7: Training in "Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket" exhibit, Native American Gallery

April 16 & May 14: Pioneer Gallery, Street of Shops exhibit, architecture of the museum building

April 23 & May 21: Neighbors, Road to Freedom, Bflo Made exhibits

Start your adventure in volunteer, or continue it, with special presenters at each session, who will be there to share in-depth and behind-the-scenes information.

Volunteers and tour guides may be college students or older; we do ask that those interested are flexible in their schedules. We have an ongoing need for weekday tour guides--we hope you will join us! All you need is an interest in history, and in helping.

To register, contact Tara Lyons, Program Manager, at 873-9644 x311 or bechsedu@bechs.org. For more information, see www.buffalohistory.org.

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