Historic Cherry Hill

and the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research

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Historic Cherry Hill is accepting applications to participate in a new after school teen docent program! Apply now through October 12, 2021. published September 13, 2021

Apply here: https://forms.gle/qK9EfgNDS2EQhEV89

Historic Cherry Hill is pleased to announce that the museum has been awarded a competitive grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funding will support an after school teen guide training program, History is Now, for the 2021-2022 school year.

History Is Now will meet weekly after school from November 2021 through June 2022. Participants will receive volunteer hours for training; the museum is happy to work with schools to accommodate high school volunteer service requirements. Participants who complete the training will be eligible for employment as paid tour guides at the historic house for July and August 2022.

Participants in the after school program will examine the lives of people at Cherry Hill and connect stories from the past to their present day lives and shared experiences. Participants will also train to give historic house tours, and receive training from professionals in public speaking, dialogic interpretation, and working with diverse audiences. Guest speakers from the community will share their experiences and the skills they use in their careers and everyday lives.

The program is open to 9th through 12th grade students (ages 14 through 18) in the City of Albany. No prior experience is necessary, and acceptance is not contingent on academic performance; applicants need only commit to completing the program. Preference will be given to those who live in Albany’s South End, where the museum is located.

Interested students must complete an application form by October 12, 2021: https://forms.gle/qK9EfgNDS2EQhEV89

For more information, email Shawna at shawna@historiccherryhill.org or call (518) 434-4791.