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

Mary Kathryn Ernst, 79
Born: Thursday, June 08, 1939
Died: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kimberly Hanley, 49
Born: Thursday, May 22, 1969
Died: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Donald Charles Siekmann, 80
Born: Saturday, July 02, 1938
Died: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Horwitz, 67
Born: Saturday, May 19, 1951
Died: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Willie D. Wilson, 66
Born: Tuesday, November 20, 1951
Died: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Upcoming Events

Nov 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Nov 21 - Dec 13Spring Grove's 4th Annual Giving Tree
Nov 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Dec 06 - Dec 06Holiday Remembrance Service / Spring Grove
Dec 06 - Dec 06Holiday Remembrance Service / Tri-County
Dec 11 - Dec 11Holiday Remembrance Service / Thompson Hall Jordan
Dec 18Grief to Peace / Spring Grove