Gadsby's Tavern Museum Now Accepting Junior Docent Applications

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Now Accepting Junior Docent Applications

(January 2015)

Junior DocentsParents and teachers, does your child or student enjoy learning about history and talking about what they know?  Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s Junior Docent Program is a wonderful way to encourage their interest and enthusiasm!

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, is now accepting 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade applicants for the Junior Docent Program. Junior Docents learn the museum tour and provide tours, sometimes in 18th-century clothing, during special events in the spring and summer. They offer an important service by engaging children visiting the museum and sharing their interest in history.

To be considered, students must complete the application, available at and return it to the Museum no later than Thursday, March 19.  Applicants must also attend an audition on Sunday, March 22, where the child will have the chance to give a short presentation on a historical topic of his or her choosing.  If selected, the student must be available for the training classes on Sundays, April 19 and May 3, from 1:30—4:30 p.m. and be willing to do additional work outside of the training classes.  Questions should be directed to the Curator of Education at 703.746.4739.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington.  The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history.

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