Docents in Museum Education

Fairfield Museum DocentsBecome a Museum Docent!

Are you a lifelong learner who has a passion for history and education? The Fairfield Museum and History Center welcomes inquiries and applications from prospective docents who are interested in learning about becoming a tour guide. Discover the fascinating people and events that helped to shape our community and share your interests with visitors and school groups.

Next Docent Meeting:
Wednesday, October 23     10:30am

Find out more about becoming a Docent at one of our open meetings. RSVP to Christine Jewell, director of education at 203-259-1598 or complete the online contact form.

Museum Tour Guides

What do Museum Docents do?

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.”

This fall the Fairfield Museum will open Creating Community, Exploring Four Centuries of Our Past, a new hands-on exhibition that invites visitors to explore the history nearly 400 years of the history of Fairfield and Connecticut. Docents will have the unique opportunity to participate in programs and training for this exhibit of original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities that explores how people worked, lived, and built a community over time.