PHELPS MANSION MUSEUM
If you can answer yes to any of those questions please consider volunteering as a Junior Docent.
Who are Junior Docents?
Highly motivated students between the ages 13 to 17 are invited to become a part of the exciting Junior Docent program. Junior Docents are museum volunteers who are trained to participate in family and children’s programming and to help museum visitors better understand and appreciate the history of our area. Junior Docents assist in a variety of programming including: mansion tours, special event tours, and children’s workshops.
Becoming a Junior Docent is an opportunity for teenagers to explore history, develop skills in leadership, time management and public speaking while at the same time making a significant contribution to the community.
Selection is based upon application, teacher recommendation, parent or guardian permission, and an interview. Junior Docents are required to volunteer at least 6 hours a month and are expected to remain in the program for one year.
If you would like to participate in this new and exciting program as a Junior Docent and want more information please call us at 607-722-4873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be considered for the Junior Docent program, please stop in for an application.
About PHELPS MANSION MUSEUM
191 COURT ST, BINGHAMTON, NY 13901, US
The Phelps Mansion Museum will utilize and preserve its unique Victorian facility and collections to serve the public through regular tours, exhibits and programs emphasizing local history, education, literature, art, and music.
Once part of a neighborhood filled with beautiful homes, the home of Sherman D. Phelps is the last of its neighbors.
Construction began in 1870 and the Phelps family moved into 191 Court Street in 1872. The house is full with marble floors, exquisite carved woodwork, period lighting fixtures, and period furniture. It also houses a collection of artwork ranging from paintings to frozen statues.
Sherman D. Phelps was a successful banker, businessman, and mayor of the newly incorporated City of Binghamton. His house is a legacy that tells of a time when Binghamton was growing in wealth, culture, and population.
The Phelps Mansion Museum is also an excellent example of the talent of one of New York State’s most famous 19th century architects, Isaac G. Perry. Perry was also known for his work on the New York State Capitol, as well as many buildings in the Binghamton area.