The Shirley-Eustis House Announce Summer Young Docent Program 2014 for ages 12-18

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The Shirley-Eustis House invites students ages 12-18 to the world of being a museum professional and offers the opportunity for real work experiences. SEHA’s Young Docent Program is perfect to train students to be interpreters and gain specialized knowledge of museum exhibitions and historical interpretation.

Participants come to the museum to learn about history, public speaking, tour development and how to have fun at the museum. Training helps them prepare questions, learn how to think on their feet in front of an audience and accept and encourage multiple interpretations of an interpretational tour. They will also make their own Colonial costumes to wear while on tour.

In addition, participants who complete the program receive a one-year membership to the museum and will be personally invited for events held at the Shirley-Eustis House. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Docent, please contact Patricia Violette at 617-442-2275 or to request an application.  Information and application are also available on our website at  This year’s program will run for 6 weeks beginning in mid-July.

To apply, send to us the following:
1. a  personal statement about yourself and why you would like to be a Young Docent
2. A completed application along with $75.00.

Mail or email items to:
The Shirley-Eustis House Association
Young Docent Program
33 Shirley Street
Boston, MA  02119

To be eligible for the Young Docents Program, the candidate must be available for
training and work at the Shirley-Eustis House. The program fee is $75 for students ages 12 to 18.