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Parthenon Announces New Docent Training Class

1/8/2016

We’ve just flipped the calendar into a new year. What are your resolutions? Is one of them learning something new, perhaps? What about giving something back to your community? Being an ambassador for Nashville?


If you’re full of good intentions as we head into 2016, if you’re interested in history or art, if you enjoy talking to people, come join the Docent Training Class and then give of your new knowledge to the thousands of visitors who come to the Parthenon every year. Leading group tours and talking with individual visitors is a rewarding way to share your love of art and history with students, children and adults. 


The Parthenon begins a new Docent Training Class on Saturday, January 23th, and is looking for people who are interested in learning more about ancient Greece, Nashville history, and American art and in sharing that knowledge with others.  Classes are taught by museum staff and local scholars, among them Dr. Barbara Tsakirgis of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Helen Sanders.


Parthenon docents, who range in age from 17 to 70, give tours to school groups and individuals, answer questions, give directions, and act as ambassadors for Nashville and the Parthenon.  For additional information, call 615-862-8431 or e-mail info@parthenon.org.