Elizabeth Goings, Exhibition Content Manager I wear a lot of different hats at FWMoA. I write and edit text for almost all of our exhibitions, lead our adult tour groups, and keep our exhibition calendar in order, just to name a few. But one of my favorite parts of my job is our “Meet Me …
We’ve already profiled one of our illustrious docents, but today we’re looking a bit more closely at what it is that a docent actually does.
The word “docent” comes from the Latin docere, meaning “to teach.” Google the word, and that is what you will find on almost any website dedicated to docents, but we’re not here to talk dictionary definitions. What do docents mean to FWMoA and the community we serve?
Through our “Docent Dialogue” series we’ll learn a bit more about FWMoA’s greatest resources, the very special volunteers who make school tours possible—the Children’s Docents! They are the often-unsung heroes of the Children’s Education department and the roughly 7,000 students who tour the museum each year.