• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Docent Crew

If Ships Could Speak:
An Introduction to Interpretation at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park


Are you interested in becoming a volunteer docent at the park? This training course will introduce participants to maritime history and the art of presenting educational programs. Learn the stories preserved by the park's collection of authentic 19th century vessels, and chart a course as a steward of this unique "floating national park." Once trained, docents will share their knowledge with park visitors through formal educational programs and informal contacts.

The three-day training will take place at the park on Sundays, April 27, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm, and May 4, 2014, 11:00am-4:00pm, and Thursday, May 8, 2014, 9:30am-3:30pm. There is no charge, but reservations are required. To register, or for more information, please contact Mark Neuweld, docent coordinator, at 415-561-7174 or email.

 
Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.
Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.
NPS

Did You Know?

A historic photo of a 19th century San Francisco street.

19th century San Francisco was a hard drinking town. The sailing ship Balclutha helped quench that thirst by delivering cargoes containing Scotch whiskey, Dutch bitters, French vermouth and ales and liquors of all kinds. More...