The Hammond-Harwood House in downtown Annapolis is looking for docents to serve as guides at our 18th & 19th century decorative arts house museum. The museum has an exemplary collection of fine and decorative arts including 21 pieces of John Shaw furniture and 16 Peale family paintings. This national treasure also features some of the nation’s premier architecture of the colonial period.
This a wonderful opportunity for interested individuals to share their love of history and decorative arts with the public.
Docent training is held in the spring and fall. Please note once a training class has commenced we will not take on new candidates half way through.
Hammond-Harwood House is a fun place to volunteer and there are a lot of opportunities beyond working as a docent/museum guide.
- Volunteer to help out with the garden -- weeding, planting, watering, improving, spring and fall clean-ups. Our garden needs care. For this we have set up a few days in August and September in the morning for weeding, caring for our herb garden and maintaining the perennials. Our historic boxwoods, the herb garden - used for educational purposes, and the delicate perennials need attention. Tools will be provided and will be sanitized before every use. Hours are 9:30-11:00 a.m when it is cool and shady. Other days/times can be scheduled upon request. Please use this link to sign up: SIGN UP HERE
- Volunteer to help at one of the Hammond-Harwood House events -- run activity booths at family programs and other events, volunteer for the Secret Garden Tour in the spring, volunteer to help set up or take down at events, volunteer to greet or take tickets
- Do you have a special skill you'd like to share? Photography, historical research, preservation knowledge -- you can help us out!