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ORGANIZATION: Lock House Museum

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The Lock House Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland is looking for museum guides. If you have an interest in local history or canal and early transportation history and enjoy talking to people this is the opportunity for you! Everyone starts out as a 'junior' docent and always works with one of our more seasoned guides. Training and training materials are provided.
The museum is open seasonally Friday thru Sunday from 1-5 pm (4 hour shift) April thru the end of October.
We are looking for volunteers who want to give us at least 8 hours per month.
Generally, the guide greets the visitors, makes them feel welcome, shows them around the museum following the guidebook, encourages people to sign our guest book, and leave a donation. There may be a time to go outside and talk about the museum grounds.
An off-shoot of a museum guide is a school field trip or bus tour guide. This opportunity allows you to focus on one aspect of the museum's history as you explain it several times to groups that are broken up into rotating smaller groups.
All volunteers are trained in the CDC guidelines to protect themselves and visitors against the COVID-19 virus.

Perks of being a museum guide:
Invitations to member events and annual meeting,
Discounted tickets to 1 museum fundraising event of your choice

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    Museum is open seasonally April thru October - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-5.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Lock House Museum

Location:

817 Conesteo St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078, US

Mission Statement

To showcase the impact of the Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal on the region by expanding and preserving the historic collection. Create a memorable and stimulating experience through oral and visual demonstrations depicting life along the canal during the 19th century.

Description

The Lock House Museum sits on a 5 acre park overlooking the Susquehanna River at the north end of the city of Havre de Grace. The museum building itself was the canal toll collector's office and the home of the lock tender in 1840 when the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal opened until about 1900 when the canal closed. The museum features household items and historic documents to the period. A scale model of the lock (which is still preserved and sits in front of the building)is a popular visual demonstration that explains how a lock system worked. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm April thru October.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

817 Conesteo StHavre de Grace, MD 21078

(39.55618,-76.09341)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 or more hours per month (8 hours is two shifts per month).
  • Our museum guides must have a love of history, be outgoing, friendly, and helpful our visitors. Our docents are the face of our museum.

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