• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
Photo Courtesy of NPS
M.A.R.C.H., Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History, a partner with Delaware Water Gap NRA
It is a docent’s responsibility to tour visitors throughout the rooms of our museum. You might have two or three people in a small group, but you could have a larger group of eight or nine. Written material is available for each room. It includes the scope of each display, how it relates to the history of Montague, as well as the specifics of the artifacts. You can either choose to read the highlighted areas or the entire page, depending upon the interest of your group. There is always more information written in the docent guide than you would read or tell about. The guide will answer most questions that a visitor would have. Docents are needed during the summer months from 12:30 to about 4:15 on Sunday afternoons. Some docents are needed as greeters as visitors arrive, while others serve refreshments while working in our small store. You do not need to dress in costume for our summer openings. Some docents are asked to assist at other times when a special tour has been prearranged. Docents also volunteer from 1 – 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday the three weekends after Thanksgiving into December for our annual holiday open house. We encourage docents to wear colonial or Victorian costumes for these six open days. All docents are pre-trained, have available literature to read to be acquainted with the displays, and carry their docent booklet with them to feel comfortable with tour groups.