Homewood Museum offers docent training in February

Docent training classes will be held at the museum on five consecutive Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22 and March 1. Attendance at each session is requested, and participants are invited to bring a bag lunch and stay to study the collection at the conclusion of each class. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month.

Training, provided by the museum staff, will include lectures and readings on Baltimore in the Federal era, Carroll family history, and Federal-style architecture and decorative arts. New guides will also learn about museum practices and will be taught techniques for presenting the house to visitors.

To request a volunteer application and reserve a space in the upcoming training sessions or for additional information, please call Barbara St. Ours at Homewood Museum at 410-516-5589 or email homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu.

Homewood's volunteers join the intellectual life at Johns Hopkins, with opportunities for additional training, and are invited to social events, openings, lectures, and tours of other historic sites. Visit Homewood online.