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UNPAID: Share your love of history as a tour guide at Wyck Historic House, Farm, and Garden!

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Wyck Historic House, Farm, and Garden

The Wyck Association seeks friendly, enthusiastic history-lovers to volunteer as tour guides!


Host tours of our unique historic property during open hours once a week on either Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Or more if it suits you! This volunteer position offers great flexibility and will work with your schedule.


Our complete open season extends from April 1st, 2022 through November 2022 but length of time involved is flexible (i.e you could be a spring, summer, or fall docent).


Guides will:

  • Show the first floor of the house consisting of a front parlor, vestibule, conservatory, library, dining room, and pantry and their associated collection items.
  • Highlight certain of our most prominent pieces, such as our famous Strickland folding doors, Ben Franklin Chair, Women of Wyck, and portrait of Reuben Haines III by Rembrandt Peale, but tours are flexible in that each volunteer can speak on what they find most interesting about the house/family/collections.
  • Speak about the Wyck Rose Garden and our farm, but docents are, generally, not required to walk the grounds. Most guests explore the grounds in a self-guided aspect.
  • Fill out a simple guest log for each group that comes to the house during open hours. This log is used for Wyck to track visitation and not used to evaluate the guide.
  • In the summer months, docents should dress comfortably and be prepared for the heat associated with an historic home.


Scheduling:

  • Guides are asked to cover at least two day shifts each month during our open hours on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, but we are open to varied scheduling needs.
  • The house is open from 12-4, the docent allowing for approximately a quarter of an hour before and after the shift for opening and closing of the house. (11:45am-4:15pm)
  • Being a docent at Wyck is a chance to become part of the vibrant Historic Germantown community, and tell some unique stories.

To learn more: about Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, visit: http://wyck.org/

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CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Thu Mar 31, 2022 - Sat Nov 12, 2022
05:00 PM - 03:59 PM

WHERE

6026 Germantown AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19144

(40.03991,-75.17854)
 

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  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_MONTH

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