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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Hosts Volunteer Training for New Docents

Discover Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities Saturday, June 28

Apothecary ShelvesThe Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is seeking individuals 14 and older who enjoy meeting and talking with people of all ages, love history, and want to learn more and share this knowledge with others.  The training process is simple and made even easier through a 3 hour class on Saturday, June 28 from 9:00 a.m.—noon that will fulfill half of the training requirements.  Final requirements can be completed on a flexible schedule by applicants. 

To apply to become a docent, complete an application online through the museum website or email Michele.longo@alexandriava.gov.  The training will be hosted at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, located at 105-107 S. Fairfax Street in Alexandria.  Those who cannot attend the June 28 training are still encouraged to apply as alternate arrangements can be made.  Volunteer docents are needed both weekends and weekdays, and are asked to give a minimum of 4 hours per month (one tour shift). 

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and equipment, many still in their original location. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee.

For more information, please visit the museum website or call 703.746.4739.
 

Historic Alexandria Administration
Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4554
Fax: 703.838.6451
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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.