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Fall 2024 Docent Training Course

This course will prepare prospective docents to lead tours of Morris Center exhibitions, focusing on Fuel the Mind Fourth Grade Field Trips. Trainees will be asked to present a mock tour at the end of the training. Additionally, docents will need to watch four history videos, and a discussion will be held to assess docents’ understanding of the information in the videos.

Once new docent trainees complete the course, they are expected to give a minimum of 2 years of active service and attend additional trainings, as new exhibitions open.

Course Schedule:

Week 1

October 1 | 10am - Noon

What is a docent? / Docent Handbook Background of Morris Center

Tour Script & Onsite Activity for Fuel the Mind Field Trips

Week 2

October 8 | 10am - Noon

Cultural Competency / Fuel the Mind Overview / Interactive & Hands-On Experiences for Young Audiences

Week 3

October 15 | 10am - Noon

Media Literacy/Visual Literacy / Fuel the Mind Walkthrough

Thursday, October 17 | 3 - 4:30pm

Docent Training Videos Discussion

Week 4

October 22 | 10am - Noon

Independent Study and Peer Mentoring

Week 5

October 29 | 10am - Noon

Fuel the Mind Mock Tours

Become a Docent

Volunteers Help Us Get It In Gear

From helping to install exhibits to giving tours or working in the office, there are opportunities that match your interest and skills. Meet people, participate in activities, gain valuable experience and learn more about the Lowcountry. By becoming one of our volunteers, you will find personal satisfaction and make a positive contribution to our community. Please join us!


Become a Volunteer


Our internship program is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and beginning professionals to obtain practical experience in a specific area of museum work. Interns will gain practical and theoretical training and work closely with the Director of Programs and Exhibits.

Internship Opportunities:

  • Exhibit Design
  • PR and Marketing
  • Education and Programming
  • Collections management

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage




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