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

Eugene Behrle, 99
Born: Sunday, February 18, 1917
Died: Saturday, September 24, 2016

La Devan "Devan" Johnson, 43
Born: Friday, February 02, 1973
Died: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Arlene Falck, 52
Born: Wednesday, October 16, 1963
Died: Friday, September 23, 2016

Cliff Lee Robertson, 36
Born: Saturday, May 24, 1980
Died: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shari Tubb, 66
Born: Thursday, January 05, 1950
Died: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Upcoming Events

Oct 01Weekend Walkabout / October
Oct 02CASS 5K
Oct 05October Public Tram Tour
Oct 0911th Annual 'Cruise In' Car Show
Oct 16Autumn Color Walking Tour
Oct 18Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Oct 25Grief to Peace / Tri County
Oct 30Public Tram Tour October
Oct 30Public Tram Tour Oct
Nov 10 - Nov 10Planting for Diversity