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Do you love history and wonder about what happens behind the scenes at museums? Are you interested in joining our team of Junior Docents? Junior Docents are volunteers between the ages of 10-15. The Junior Docent Program is a year-long program, that runs January-December. Applications for 2018 will be available in the fall of 2017. If you have further questions, please email email@example.com.
Congratulations to our 2017 Junior Docents:
Larsen, Virginia, Michael, Brendan, Trey, Keegan, Hope, Jonah, Mary, Abby, Pippa, Meaghan, Garrett, Audrey, Benedict, Isabelle, Sierra, Wilson, Emily, Aunika, Roman, Jean Louise, Bridget, Sophie, Trystan, Jonathan, Ainsley, Isaiah, Story, Rachel, Zoe, Riley, Eleanor, Regina, Libby, and Chloe!
Sunday, October 22: Community Trick or Treat 12:30-3:30
Saturday, October 28: Workshop 10:00-4:00 and Social 4:00-7:00
Saturday, November 18: Workshop 10:00-4:00
Saturday, December 9: End of Year Social 4:00-7:00
Saturday, December 9: You must have given your mock tour to at least one (1) team leader by 4:00 PM to complete the program
**Note, our site will be closed to Junior Docents November 20-25.
Volunteer Hours Sign-Up Forms
Forms are active the week prior, from 8 am on Monday to 5 pm on Friday!
Click Here to Sign Up for Oct. 23-27. (Remember, there are no sign ups available for Saturday, October 28 because that is a Workshop and Social Day.)
Click Here to Sign Up for Nov. 13-17. (Remember, there are no sign ups available for Saturday, November 18 because that is a Workshop Day.)
Click Here to Sign Up for Dec. 4-Dec. 9. (Remember, December 9 is the last opportunity to get points for the year!)
**Mr. Andy’s page is still having trouble… Team Longfellow’s October and November Trivia is below:
Junior Docent Trivia
For this month of October, the trivia for Team Longfellow will have to do with the horses at Belle Meade, since the breeding and raising of fine thoroughbred horses is what made Belle Meade so famous. Please e-mail me your answers by the last day of the month Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. A good place to find the answers to some of the questions is our Belle Meade Plantation website under the History and Thoroughbred section. Good Luck!
1. In your own words, write at least one paragraph on the life of our Team mascot Longfellow. Tell me about his life, racing career, Belle Meade connections and any interesting facts you find.
2. Who was the first sire to stand stud at Belle Meade, and in what year?
3. What year was the first annual yearling sale held by General William G. Harding, and name seven sires that stood that year?
4. What year was the most successful yearling sale, how many yearlings were sold, what was the total profit and the average price per yearling?
The trivia this month is due on Tuesday October 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.
Junior Docent Trivia
Thanksgiving Holiday & Junior Docents this Year
In honor of Thanksgiving this month of November, we will take a closer look at the Thanksgiving Holiday and Junior Docent Year ending. Please e-mail me your answers by the last day of the month Thursday November 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
When was the first Thanksgiving Proclamation passed and by whom?
In a paragraph describe the work of Ms. Sarah Josepha Hale in starting the Thanksgiving Holiday tradition?
If you were a Junior Docent next year, what would you like to do differently?
What was your favorite part of being a Junior Docent this year?
The trivia this month is due on Thursday November 30, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. – Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.
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