Allen Heritage Guild Docent
1 person is interested
The Allen Heritage Guild has hours of operation at both the Allen Depot and the Allen Heritage Village. We need docents, no experience necessary, to interact with guests and provide information about the items and artifacts on display. Training is provided.
The Depot is open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 10AM until 2PM. Allen began as a railroad town and was an important Water Stop for the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Steam Locomotives. Just north of Exchange Parkway on the Cottonwood Creek is the Historic Stone Dam built in 1874 to supply water.
The Allen Heritage Village is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2PM to 4PM. There are also Special Events such as Fall Fest - this year on September 14th and a Civil War Re-Enactment with local Living Historians on October 19th and 20th. The Wetsel House depicts the late 1800s and the Lynge House the 1920s. Under restoration is the Farm House which will depict the 1930s and the Great Depression. The Allen Christian Church is over 100 years old and has beautiful stained glass windows. Saint Mary Baptist Church was also used as a school house and has a bell that can be rung.
Become a docent and help preserve the history of the Allen area.
About ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD INC
PO BOX 226, ALLEN, TX 75013, US
Preserving and Promoting Allen's Heritage and Spirit.
The Allen Heritage Guild began in 1996 with a vision to protect Allen's history and heritage. Allen was first settled with Peter's Colony Land Grant Holders. With the arrival of the Houston and Central Texas Railroad in 1874 Allen began to grow. There were no roads or rivers for Allen farmers to transport crops to markets without the railroad. Allen has a historic Stone Dam which was specifically built to create a water reservoir for Steam Locomotives. The Guild maintains the Allen Depot Museum and Allen Heritage Village and has hours of operation for both. The Guild plans Special Events such as Sam Bass Day at the Depot and Fall Fest at the Village.
The Guild always needs volunteers to do a variety of tasks from docents & greets at Village Open Houses or Depot Hours, to display or parade float designers, to handymen and restorers, to researchers, to costume sewers, to entertainers, to craft demonstrators, to event or fundraiser planners and to techies with computer skills to maintain social media.
We'll work with your schedule.
450 Saint. Mary DrAllen, TX 75002
- General Education
- People Skills
- Must be at least 16
- Two to four hours per month for hours of operation plus some initial training time.
- Desire to interact with guests touring either Allen Depot or Heritage Village and explain display items. Examples include telephone switchboard, mail sorter, baggage cart, Edison Phonograph, wood stove, ice box, button hook, sewing & butter churn.