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

Ernst Schwab, 94
Born: Saturday, December 30, 1922
Died: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Allan Birr Beach, 90
Born: Tuesday, June 28, 1927
Died: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Charlie Strunk, 46
Born: Thursday, May 27, 1971
Died: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Robert Robinson, 84
Born: Thursday, January 26, 1933
Died: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Norman G. Faulconer, 83
Born: Friday, December 22, 1933
Died: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Upcoming Events

Aug 17 - Aug 17Twilight Tour / August
Aug 17 - Aug 17Ohio Military Band at Oak Hill
Aug 20CABVI 'Yes You Can' 5K
Aug 22Grief to Peace / Tri County
Aug 22Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Aug 24 - Aug 24Ten Unique Plants for the Landscape
Aug 264th Annual 'An Afternoon with the Beer Barons'
Aug 27Public Tram Tour August
Aug 27Public Tram Tour 8/27
Aug 29Tuesday Summer Family Nights