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

Jeanne Claire nee Black, 91
Born: Saturday, August 14, 1926
Died: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

David Corwin, 92
Born: Saturday, November 29, 1924
Died: Monday, September 18, 2017

Doris Reis, 92
Born: Tuesday, November 25, 1924
Died: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Barbara Billups, 76
Born: Thursday, May 15, 1941
Died: Friday, September 15, 2017

Charles W. Cooper, 81
Born: Saturday, April 11, 1936
Died: Friday, September 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

Sep 21 - Sep 21Twilight Tour / September
Sep 23Beekeeping 101
Sep 24September Public Tram Tour
Sep 24Public Tram Tour Sept
Sep 26Grief to Peace / Tri County
Oct 04October Public Tram Tour
Oct 07Weekend Walkabout / October
Oct 0812th Annual 'Cruise In' Car Show
Oct 15Autumn Color Walking Tour
Oct 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove