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Docent Recruitment Seminars


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The volunteer docents (tour guides) of the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), in conjunction with the Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, invite you to attend three docent recruitment events at the Blackwell Branch. These seminars will cover a variety of topics, such as AAMP’s origins, its core history exhibition, and the teaching techniques we use in the galleries.

All programs in this series will be held 6 – 7:30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 10th – Audacious Origins
AAMP docents will lead off with an overview of AAMP’s history, and an introduction its core exhibition, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876.

Tuesday, May 8th – VTS for All!
AAMP’s VP of Programming, Ivan Henderson, leads an exploration of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a teaching technique useful for facilitating discussions about art.

Tuesday, June 12th – Seizing Freedom
Looking at some of the audacious personalities responsible for shaping our unique history.

Come to Blackwell Regional (125 S. 52nd St) on any of these dates to find out more about AAMP and how you can become a tour guide, and get to meet and mingle with current tour guides at AAMP.

Questions? Contact AAMP’s Education Coordinator at (215) 274-0380 ext. 249, or Blackwell Regional’s Adult/Teen Department (215) 685-7433