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

Marian Lindberg, 85
Born: Friday, July 31, 1931
Died: Friday, January 20, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Russell, 79
Born: Sunday, January 02, 1938
Died: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thomas Pelzel, 59
Born: Saturday, August 17, 1957
Died: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alexandrea "Sissy" Thompson, 9
Born: Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Died: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anita Kathleen Whisma-Holler, 63
Born: Monday, July 06, 1953
Died: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Upcoming Events

Jan 24Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jan 28Winter Tree Identification
Feb 053rd Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 21Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 23 - Feb 23Proper Pruning Techniques
Feb 26Maple Syrup Tapping
Feb 28Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 04Pruning Seminar
Mar 04 - Mar 04Owl Prowl
Mar 21Grief to Peace / Spring Grove