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

Eric Nielsen, 99
Born: Wednesday, June 23, 1920
Died: Friday, May 22, 2020

Helen Mahsling, 95
Born: Wednesday, September 24, 1924
Died: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Delores Fischer, 72
Born: Saturday, March 06, 1948
Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Joyce Adell Koehler, 91
Born: Monday, December 10, 1928
Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Vergie Lee Leytze, 92
Born: Monday, October 03, 1927
Died: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Upcoming Events

May 26Navigating Grief Amidst COVID19
May 31Canceled - Light Keepers 5K
May 31Canceled - May Public Tram Tour
May 31Canceled - Public Tram Tour May
Jun 02Canceled - Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 03Canceled - June Public Tram Tour
Jun 04 - Jun 04Canceled - Summer Plant Identification
Jun 07Canceled - Weekend Walkabout / June
Jun 09Canceled - Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 10 - Jun 10Canceled - Concert - The Trouble With Tina Band