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Docent Training at Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate

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ORGANIZATION: GRAYCLIFF CONSERVANCY INC

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Graycliff’s guided tour program is led by a group of enthusiastic volunteer docents who uniquely interpret our historic site. Our docents lead both scheduled publicly-available tours, as well as group and school tours. Graycliff docents present our lakeside property to visitors, animating the many stories of this very special place. Volunteering in this capacity is an excellent opportunity to learn all about Frank Lloyd Wright, Ellen Biddle Shipman, the Martin family, and the specific context of Graycliff. You'll perfect skills you already have, while developing new ones, and join a community of talented and passionate individuals. We are confident you will be inspired and enchanted by Graycliff and have a lot of fun along the way!

Training to Be a Graycliff Docent

Our docent training is open to anyone with a passion for architecture and history! Docent trainees are required to attend our docent training classes, which are a mix of both in-person and online meetings led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer leadership team who give ample support and encouragement along the way. Trainees are directed to reading materials and provided with in-depth information on the history of our site. Along with the classes, trainees also fulfill requirements related to both shadowing and giving mock tours before being certified as a Graycliff Docent.

Our goal is that upon completion of the Graycliff Docent Training Program, docent trainees will have the knowledge and confidence to present the stories of Graycliff in their own unique way to the many visitors to our historic site.

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About GRAYCLIFF CONSERVANCY INC

Location:

6472 LAKESHORE RD, Box 823, DERBY, NY 14047, US

Mission Statement

The Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff Estate as a publicly accessible landmark.

Description

The non-profit Graycliff Conservancy was founded in 1997 specifically to acquire, preserve, and restore the Graycliff Estate. A true grass-roots success story, thanks to volunteers and professionals throughout Western New York and across the United States, the Graycliff Conservancy has accomplished most of its original goals, and is making great progress in completing restoration of the Graycliff Estate, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1926-31. We hope you will consider joining and advancing these efforts.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6472 Old Lake Shore RoadDerby, NY 14047

(42.71054,-78.97102)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • History
  • Storytelling
  • Architecture
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must attend training sessions listed below: 2023 Class Schedule: Tuesday, March 14, 6-8 pm (in-person at Graycliff) Tuesday, March 21 – NO CLASS Tuesday, March 28, 6-8 pm (Zoom) Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 pm (in-person at Graycliff)
  • Must be at least 18

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