Docent Volunteer Opportunities

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If you have ever visited Historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum and have taken a tour you have met one of our cheerful and enthusiastic docents. What exactly is a docent? The dictionary defines a docent as “a lecturer or tour guide in a museum or art gallery.” A Spring Grove docent is an ambassador for the cemetery and arboretum and volunteers their time for the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation, sharing the history, art, architecture, and landscape of Spring Grove, a “museum without walls.”

The docent program was established in 2004 and has enlisted, trained and scheduled volunteer guides who conduct historical tours lasting 45 - 60 minutes and represent Spring Grove in its community outreach to schools, social groups and civic organizations. Our docents are helpful and friendly to the thousands of visitors who pass through the iron gates of the cemetery each year to attend a tour or special event program.

The interest and passion about history, art, architecture, and landscape by the docents is infectious and new docents are quickly caught up in an atmosphere which breeds a love for history and its impact on today’s world. Docents receive in-depth training on history, tour materials, tour etiquette and tram operation. Monthly meetings are held to share information and ideas.

To learn more about the Heritage Foundation Docent Program, please contact our Program Coordinator at (513) 853-6877 or email at vcoordinator@springgrove.org

Obituaries

Nellie Varner, 101
Born: Tuesday, June 04, 1918
Died: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Delores Miller, 86
Born: Friday, February 02, 1934
Died: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Martha Roser, 88
Born: Thursday, December 24, 1931
Died: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Glenna Lazan, 67
Born: Sunday, March 23, 1952
Died: Sunday, March 22, 2020

Kaia Grant, 33
Born: Saturday, October 18, 1986
Died: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Upcoming Events

Apr 12CANCELED - Easter Sunrise Service / Spring Grove
Apr 12CANCELED - Easter Sunrise Service / Oak Hill
Apr 16 - Apr 16Canceled - Twilight Tour / April
Apr 19Canceled - Matt's 5K Pursuit
Apr 21Canceled - Spring Grove Grief to Peace / May
Apr 23Canceled - Ohio Native Plants Seminar
Apr 25Canceled - Arbor Day Walking Tour
Apr 26Canceled - Splash of Spring Walking Tours
Apr 28Canceled - Tri County Grief to Peace / May
May 02Canceled - Early Morning Bird Walk