Docent Program

Become A Docent

Become a docent with the Newtown Historical Society and expand your love of history as a volunteer at our house museum.

What is a Docent?

Docents are guides during our open house and tours at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum. They are either Junior Docents between the ages of 10-17 or Senior Docents at ages 18 and above.

What Do Docents Do?

Docents give tours and give our visitors information about the history and artifacts at our house museum.

Why Should I be a Doccent?

Our Docent Program is a great opportunity for individuals with a love of history to become involved with a local non-profit organization and experience a hands-on approach to preserving and sharing Newtown's past. Docents play a vital role during our monthly open houses where they guide our visitors during our "living history" programs at the Matthew Curtiss House. Docents also help with school groups, scouts, and requested tours.

Who Can Apply?

The Program is open to middle school and high school students as Junior Docents and college students, retirees, or anyone interested in volunteering as Senior Docents. Every year we host a holiday party to thank our docents and always have fun during our end of the year festivities.