Fairfield Museum recruiting docents

The Fairfield Museum and History Center has scheduled meetings to share information about its volunteer docent programs.

Meetings will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, March 14, April 4 and April 25.

Those interested should contact Christine Jewell, director of education, at 203-259-1598 or email education@fairfieldhs.org.

The current recruitment effort focuses on museum exhibitions and other opportunities.

Docents learn about the history of the region through training, guest speakers, discussions and lectures. Information about educational techniques and working with diverse groups is also covered to ensure that docents can interpret this history through tours for school programs and adults for the museum’s Walking Tours, exhibition tours and 1750 Ogden House tours.

Benefits include a museum store discount, discounts to museum programs, field trips, lectures by historians and the opportunity to meet others interested in history and education.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, is a non-profit educational institution that hosts more than 18,000 visitors annually. Exhibitions and educational programs serve a regional audience, while its library annually serves more than 1,000 researchers.

Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free for members, $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and free for children age 5 and younger.

Information is available at fairfieldhistory.org or 203-259-1598.

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