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. Chart a course as a steward of this unique "floating national park." Learn the stories preserved by the park's collection of authentic 19th century vessels on the Hyde Street Pier and Depression Era art in the Maritime Museum. Once trained, docents share their knowledge with park visitors through formal educational programs and informal contacts. We ask docents to serve 10 hours per month for at least one year. The park provides a volunteer uniform. Housing is not provided.

The two-day training will take place at the park on Sunday June 3 and Tuesday June 5, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. There is no charge, but reservations are required. To register, or for more information, please contact Docent Coordinator Lou Salas Sian at 415-964- 8698 or Volunteer Manager Terry Dorman at 415-561- 7160 or by email.

San Francisco Maritime NHP docent training.
San Francisco Maritime NHP docents in one of many training opportunities and field trips offered by the park. As docents look on, a collections staff tells the story of one of the hundreds of thousands of historic photographs in the maritime archives of  the San Francisco Maritime Research Center.


Last updated: April 27, 2018

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