Docent at the Fabyan Villa or Japanese Garden
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Are you an engaging speaker? Do you love history, local culture, and telling stories? What about architecture; Frank Lloyd Wright and the prairie style? Or perhaps your interest is in gardening or Japanese culture? Or code breaking?
If any of these caught your interest, you would be a perfect fit for a docent at the Fabyan Villa Museum or Japanese Garden here in Geneva. We give engaging, fascinating 45 minute tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Saturdays from 1-4:30. You will learn about the histories of Colonel George and his wife Nelle Fabyan, their eccentric lives and exotic pets. You will also become more familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright, who remodeled the Fabyan Villa in 1908 to be the beautiful home it is today... complete with custom heights in both bedrooms to accomodate the 6'4 Colonel and the 4'11 Nelle. You'll also discover fascinating glimpses into history; stories about code breaking during the first World War, acoustic chambers and levitation devices.
If gardening is more your style, the Japanese garden is a beautiful expansive garden for all seasons for which we also offer tours. Experience the tranquility, magic, and peace that can be found in your own carefully curated corner of nature.
All training is included and provided, and we are welcome to all ages, ethnicities, sexualities, and ability levels.
Please join us in making magic here at the Fabyan Villa.
Visit https://ppfv.org/fabyan-villa/ and https://ppfv.org/japanese-garden-overview/ for more information.
About Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley
PO BOX 903, ST CHARLES, IL 60174, US
Our utmost priority is to communicate, celebrate, and conserve our community's heirlooms.
Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley operates three restored house museums filled with a multitude of treasures and extraordinary exhibits awaiting discovery. In addition to site tours, we offer programs designed for all ages featuring architecture, local history, preservation, and gardening. Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley is dedicated to ensuring that our vintage buildings and neighborhoods are celebrated for their economic and historic significance. Moreover, our museum operations have reached thousands of visitors at our nationally-recognized sites providing a very tangible connection to our community's heritage
1925 S. Batavia Ave.Geneva, IL 60134
- Adult Education
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Must be at least 16
- 4 hours, once per month minimum