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

Robert "Bob" Ferguson, 86
Born: Thursday, March 03, 1932
Died: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Raymond Kathmann, Sr., 91
Born: Thursday, August 12, 1926
Died: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Janice Hunter, 76
Born: Thursday, January 01, 1942
Died: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Gertraud Palacios, 81
Born: Friday, January 29, 1937
Died: Monday, July 16, 2018

Terry Kessler, 72
Born: Thursday, April 04, 1946
Died: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Upcoming Events

Jul 24Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jul 24Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jul 26 - Jul 26Champion Tree Tram Tour
Jul 26 - Jul 26Summer Concert - Ohio Military Band (Oak Hill)
Jul 28Full Moon Night Walking Tours
Jul 28Stories of the Norman Chapel
Jul 28FULL**Night Watchman Tour
Jul 28Monuments By Moonlight
Jul 28FULL**Stories In Stone
Jul 28Horticulture By Moonlight