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

Betty Lee Schooler, 91
Born: Sunday, June 27, 1926
Died: Thursday, May 17, 2018

C. Sue Harness, 77
Born: Sunday, December 01, 1940
Died: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Michael J. Carson, 54
Born: Thursday, June 06, 1963
Died: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Laverne Hughes, 98
Born: Thursday, January 01, 1920
Died: Monday, May 14, 2018

Lula Pinkston, 90
Born: Saturday, September 10, 1927
Died: Monday, May 14, 2018

Upcoming Events

May 20Heart of a Warrior 5K
May 20May Public Tram Tour
May 20Public Tram Tour May
May 22Grief to Peace / Tri County
May 24 - May 28Memorial Day Weekend Activities
May 24 - May 24Summer Concert - Ohio Military Band
Jun 02Weekend Walkabout / June
Jun 03National Fire Heritage Muster
Jun 05 - Jun 05Summer Plant Identification
Jun 05Tuesday Summer Family Nights