Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum Seeking Volunteer Docents


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 25, 2008 — The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum is seeking volunteer docents at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus this fall.

“Docents will donate their time and skills in assisting the Museum in conducting tours for audiences of all age levels,” said Ellen Hahs, curator of education with the Museum.

Docents will be asked to participate in free training sessions after which monthly volunteer meetings will be held to plan, discuss, refresh and learn new information concerning the museum’s exhibitions, displays, collections, and events. Docent training is being offered during a September weekday series.

Session 1 ᾰ Monday, Sept.  15, 1-5 p.m.Introduction and Overview, Museum Theatre, Interpretation, Kiosks, and begin Permanent Gallery

Session 2 ᾰ Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1-5 p.m.Continue Permanent Gallery, Temporary Gallery, Collections, History of Museum and Calendar of Museum Programs

Session 3 ᾰ Friday, Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m.

Brief History of Cape Girardeau, the University and River Campus, Practice Tours and Docent Graduation Certificates

If you are interested and not able to attend the training sessions as scheduled, arrangements can be made for different days and times. To sign up, contact Ellen Hahs, curator of education by email or call (573) 651-2301.