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 Fridays thru Sunday from 1-5 pm (a 4 hour shift) April thru the end of October. We are looking for volunteers who want to give us 8 or more 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: A free supporter level of membership to the museum after 2 months of volunteer time. Twice annual newsletter, Annual field trip Invitations to member events and annual meeting, Discounted tickets to 1 museum fundraising event of your choice
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Lockhouse Museum
817 Conesteo St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078, US
The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lockhouse is a private, non-profit institution that collects, documents and preserves cultural heritage of the City of Havre de Grace, and its important role in the 19th century canal era, for the purpose of promoting this history through educational programs and exhibits.
The Lock House Museum sits on a 5 acre park overlooking the Susquehanna River. The museum itself was the Canal Manager's office and the home of the lock tender in 1840 when the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal opened to 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 that explains how a lock system worked. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm from April thru October. The museum is free to the public.
Arts & Culture
We'll work with your schedule.
817 Conesteo StHavre de Grace, MD21078
September 13, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
8 or more hours per month (8 hours is 2 museum guide 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.