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

Jerome Wayne Dickson, 43
Born: Friday, April 02, 1976
Died: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Elliana Nelms, 1
Born: Monday, August 07, 2017
Died: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Juanita Boegeman, 83
Born: Wednesday, October 02, 1935
Died: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Carolyn Brandt, 78
Born: Friday, July 19, 1940
Died: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sr. Mary Buckley, 93
Born: Saturday, August 15, 1925
Died: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Upcoming Events

Jul 23Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jul 25 - Jul 25Champion Tree Tram Tour
Jul 28Walk of Angels 5K
Jul 28Public Tram Tour July
Jul 28Public Tram Tour 7/28
Aug 04Weekend Walkabout / August
Aug 07August Public Tram Tour
Aug 14 - Aug 14Summer Concert - Big Trouble Blues Band
Aug 15 - Aug 15Twilight Tour / August
Aug 17An Afternoon With the Beer Barons