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

Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Conrad, 61
Born: Sunday, February 19, 1956
Died: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ruth Barker, 75
Born: Sunday, December 21, 1941
Died: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Arthur Shilt, 76
Born: Tuesday, April 15, 1941
Died: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Karl Simmang, 80
Born: Saturday, October 16, 1937
Died: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Viola "Vicky" M. Kennedy, 86
Born: Monday, June 01, 1931
Died: Friday, December 08, 2017

Upcoming Events

Jan 16Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Jan 23Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jan 27Winter Tree ID
Feb 044th Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 03 - Mar 03Owl Prowl
Mar 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Mar 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Apr 01Easter Sunrise Service / Spring Grove