The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse has invited current volunteers and canal and history lovers, to attend a free training session for volunteer docents on Monday, February 3rd.
Docents, also known as tour guides, take groups through the Museum, explaining key information about the Erie Canal and the 1850 National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building.
Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will conduct the session. It will include comprehensive background on the Erie Canal and the Museum, step-by-step instructions on conducting a guided tour of the Museum, a docent manual, docent best practices, and details on tour opportunities and volunteer certification.
No prior experience is necessary. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Attendees should complete and submit a volunteer application form before signing up for the training. Email the completed form to email@example.com, mail it to the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, NY 13202, or drop it off.
This event will be held from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Erie Canal Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. The Erie Canal Museum is handicap accessible, and free parking is available in Museum-designated spots in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690. For more information on this and all Erie Canal Museum programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1962, the Erie Canal Museum protects and showcases the only remaining weighlock building in the United States, and shares the history and lasting impact of the Erie Canal through hands-on displays, interactive exhibits, and original artifacts.