Become a Preservation Worcester Docent, register by Sept. 2
To help meet the strong demand for its popular tours and programs, Preservation Worcester is offering a fall course to train new docents. The course will be held Sept. 15 through Nov. 17. All classes will meet Thursday evenings, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and most sessions will be held at Preservation Worcester headquarters, located 10 Cedar St. in Worcester.
Preservation Worcester docent trainees learn to lead tours, look closely at the city's architecture, research and create presentations, and plan programs to introduce both children and adults to Worcester's historic buildings and neighborhoods. A pleasant aspect of the course is that training takes place in the company of instructors and fellow students who are passionate about preserving Worcester's outstanding architecture and its historic places.
The $200 course fee includes all books and materials, plus membership in Preservation Worcester. One hundred dollars is refunded after a newly-graduated docent completes a 20-hour docent commitment during the first year. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the class size is limited to 20. Registration deadline is Sept. 2.
For more information, call Preservation Worcester Education Director Susan Ceccacci at 1-508-754-8760. To find out more about Preservation Worcester, visit www.preservationworcester.org.
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