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

R. Terrell Finney, 66
Born: Tuesday, December 01, 1953
Died: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Carol Harris, 78
Born: Saturday, July 12, 1941
Died: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Leonard S. Gibson, 70
Born: Sunday, October 30, 1949
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

M. Eileen Lockwood, 89
Born: Thursday, March 20, 1930
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Elizabeth Ormsby, 40
Born: Thursday, September 27, 1979
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Upcoming Events

Jan 25Winter Tree Identification
Jan 28Grief to Peace / Tri County
Feb 026th Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 06 - Feb 06Moonlight Winter Stroll / FEB
Feb 17Presidential Connections Presentation
Feb 18Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 20 - Feb 20Proper Pruning Techniques
Feb 25Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 07 - Mar 07Owl Prowl
Mar 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove