The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) and Historic Somerville are currently seeking volunteers for the City’s Docent Program, which offers guided tours and information about Somerville’s historic sites. Somerville’s Docent Program operates on a scheduled basis from May through October. Public openings are offered at three historic sites, twice a month: the Milk Row Cemetery on Somerville Ave., the Prospect Hill Tower, and the Powder House in Nathan Tufts Park. The Docent Program was started in 2012 and expanded in 2017. Each site opening is for a two hour period. Docents are encouraged to wear clothing associated with the historic period (clothing is provided by the program). No prior experience is required, and all selected Docents will complete a training program. Docents are also invited to participate in City celebrations such as the Memorial Day Parade, First Flag Ceremony, Patriot’s Day Ceremony, and others.
Interested applicants should submit a brief statement of interest and personal profile, along with full contact information, to Lois Greenbaum of Historic Somerville by emailing LoisG@comcast.net. For additional information, please contact Brandon Wilson at the SHPC at Bwilson@somervillema.gov, or 617-625-6600 ext. 2532.
The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
If you need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access this program, please contact Nency Salamoun at Nsalamoun@somervillema.gov, or 617-625-6600 ext 2323.