Become a Museum Docent!
Are you a lifelong learner who has a passion for history and education? The Fairfield Museum and History Center welcomes applications from prospective docent volunteers. Discover the fascinating people and events that helped to shape our community and share your interests with visitors and school groups.
Docent Orientation & Tour
Friday, May 1, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
A light lunch will be provided. Free, RSVP to Christine Jewell, Director of Education at 203-259-1598.
Are you curious about becoming a Museum Docent? Join Education Staff for an informal orientation followed by a short walking tour of the Historic Town Green led by Museum Docents. Fairfield Museum Docents are volunteers who are trained to present historic tours of the Town Green and the 1750 Ogden House to students and adults.
Opportunities and the time commitment are flexible. Docent training is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding and includes readings and discussions on various topics in American history and history education. Docents also volunteer assistance at programs, attend lectures presented by scholars, and participate in teacher workshops.
Whether you’ve lived here for many years or you are new to the area, discover the rewards of sharing the rich history of our town and region to students, families and adults.
Training opportunities are ongoing, come join us!
What is a Museum Docent?
Docents present a variety of educational programs including walking tours of Fairfield’s Historic Town Green, historic house tours at The 1750 Ogden House and exhibition tours at the Fairfield Museum. Docent training is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding and includes readings and discussions on various topics in American history and history education. Docents also enjoy special docent trips to historic sites in Connecticut and opportunities to work with museum professionals. Training opportunities are ongoing and current docents are available to co-lead tours until new recruits are ready to “fly solo.”