Docent Training Opportunities

Volunteers are asked to commit to leading at least four tours or history walks per year. Training is free and begins at the Monroe House; arrange to take a free tour in advance to see what it’s all about . To register for training or reserve a free advance tour, call (440) 774-1700 or e-mail [email protected].

 Upstairs / Downstairs Guided Tour: Small Town, Big Stories: Learn how to present an engaging 75-minute tour through the Heritage Center’s three historic buildings while sharing stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. Register by February 15.  

  • February 20 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–Noon) Monroe House Training Workshop
  • February 27 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–Noon) Schoolhouse/Jewett House Training Workshop                          

One Step More: Oberlin Women's History Walk: Learn how to present stories (in the format of a 75-minute walking tour) about powerful 19th and early 20th century Oberlin women who helped shape what it meant to be a woman in a small town and across America. Register by April 18.

  • April 23 (Saturday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.) Training Workshop

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad & Abolition History Walk: Learn about Oberlin’s role in the history of abolition and the Underground Railroad and how to present it in the format of a 75-minute walking tour through historic neighborhoods surrounding downtown Oberlin.  Register by April 25.

  • April 30 (Saturday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.) Training Workshop




Press Release - Upstairs/Downstairs Docent Training

Press Release - History Walk Docent Training

Flyer - Women's History Walk Docent Training 4/23/2016

Flyer - Freedoms Friends History Walk Docent Training 4/30/2016