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Homewood Museum Docent Training

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Aug 18, 2018 – 10:00 AM

3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 Map

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Homewood Museum is recruiting docents to learn its new interpretive tour. The tour combines news scholarship about the Federal-era historic home's enslaved community with previous scholarship on the home's design, construction, and original owners: Maryland's prominent Carroll family. Drawing on Homewood's exemplary Palladian architecture and world-renowned collections of decorative arts, the new narrative explores how life was lived in Baltimore during the early years of the American republic and how the fates of Homewood's then-residents—both free and enslaved—were linked in ways both common and surprising.  Attendance at both sessions (Aug. 4 & 18) is expected. Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch and stay to study the collection at the conclusion of each class. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a mimimum of four hours per month, weekdays or weekends.  To request a volunteer application or additional information, please contact Barbara St. Ours at 410-516-5589 or email homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu. Please note: Participation in the Docent Program is contingent on securing a favorable background check report. 

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