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Guided Tour Docent

Spring Appeal

It's your support that keeps the Lewes Historical Society a premiere institution. The Lewes Historical Society will work with you and your advisors to design a plan that achieves your financial and philanthropic objectives. Gifts can be wonderfully simple, flexible and easy to make.

You may have received something in the mail about our spring appeal, but if not you can donate here: shop.historiclewes.org.

Description: Guided Tour Docents provide visitors with a variety of tour programs, including tours of the Shipcarpenter Street Campus, the Maritime Tour, Cemetery Tours, and Architecture Tours.  These docents become a voice for the Society, sharing the history and culture of the area through fun and interesting themed tours.  These docents must be able to walk and stand between 60-90 minutes and will be well versed in the content of the tours they chose to deliver

Training: Guided tour docents are expected to attend several training programs each year to build skills in tour delivery and content. Guided tour docents will have the opportunity to shadow existing tour docents to become familiar with content and tour delivery as well as to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of guided tours.

Why this position is so important: Without the guided tour docents, the Society would be unable to fulfill its mission of educating the public. These docents have the chance to reach thousands of visitors each year and greatly extend the reach of the Society into the community.  Each thematic tour that these docents give allows the Society to generate a larger audience and get more visitors to learn about all that The Lewes Historical Society has to offer.

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