Seeking Volunteers for the Matthews Heritage Museum

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CHARLOTTE – The Matthews Heritage Museum, 232 N. Trade Street is looking for individuals to serve as docents or tour guides. Do you like to learn? Do you like history? Join the group of women and men who are conducting guided tours of the museum. The rewards are great! In addition to learning about the history of Matthews, you will learn about the history of Tank Town, which is a temporary exhibit on an African American neighborhood that will evolve into a permanent exhibit.

Each volunteer is asked to take one shift of 3 hours once a month. Shifts are AM: 10 to 1, PM: 1– 4. We are looking to recruit volunteers for the specific shifts.

In addition to learning history, you will enjoy getting to know this interesting group. Occasionally the volunteers will take trips to other historic sites of interest. An initial training class of 4 – 5 days will orient new volunteers. A new training class will be offered beginningThursday, September 9 at 10 a.m. and meet for the next four Saturdays from 10 to 12. Ongoing training (when scheduled) is held on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the year from 10 to 12.

The Museum is open Thursday to Saturday each week from 10 to 4:30. Volunteers are needed to be present for a morning or afternoon shift at least once a month on one of those days. Additionally, you may be asked to give a tour to school groups, senior groups or scouts when they are scheduled.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please call (704) 708-4996 during our operating hours. Thank you for considering becoming a docent for the Matthews Heritage Museum ….Where children experience and adults remember.

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