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2017 Docent Seminar Schedule

Thomas Point after roof work completed.

Photo by Andy Gray
Thomas Point after roof work completed.

Volunteers Needed for Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours

Volunteers are needed to help conduct tours aboard the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. An informational meeting will be held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD on February 11, 2017. Light refreshments at 8:30am followed by the presentation at 9:00am sharp. Training is provided and the schedule of topics is listed below. Volunteers work in teams to greet and register visitors and to interpret this National Historic Landmark lighthouse. Please register by February 4 via email to TPSL@verizon.net. Parents of volunteers who are under 18 years of age should also attend.

New volunteers should start by attending the Feb 11 orientation, but missing that date does not disqualify anyone. The seminars are designed so that new volunteers can start right away, but volunteers who miss the seminars can still learn what they need to know as the tour season progresses.

We depend on experienced docents to come to the seminars to describe their experiences, answer questions, and ask their own questions. The seminars are highly interactive.

Interested people should send an email to tpsl@verizon.net to register for the Feb 11 meeting.

Seminars by date:

Feb. 11 — Orientation for new and potential tour volunteers

Feb 25 — Thomas Point Shoal in 2017: History, Condition, and Preservation Update

March 11 — Telling the Thomas Point Story

March 25 — Reports From Nearby Lights: Guest Speakers on Status, Condition, Preservation, and Future Plans

April 8 — Keeping Tours Safe and CPR Training

April 22 — 2017 Tours: What’s New This Season

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