Historical Society of Dayton Valley (Nevada)

Docent Program


The Historical Society of Dayton Valley has an active docent program. The Docents not only staff the museum during its regular open hours (March through November, Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) but also keep the museum open every day during May (11 a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays) for Historic Preservation Month. (Note that the museum is usually closed during the winter, from December to mid- to late February, depending on weather.)

If you would like to volunteer to help staff the museum, learn and teach history, assist with museum acquisitions, clean or do odd jobs, or any other volunteer activity, we have a place for you! We learn, we teach, we help, and we have A LOT of fun!

We need a new Docent Newsletter editor!
Our editor has taken a well deserved retirement so we're looking for a replacement. Each month various Society members will provide content while others will write things up as asked, so your "job" would be to assemble that information into a newsletter and email it out to the membership. You may have to shake a few trees or send up a flare or two (or whatever your preference) to "encourage" contributions but often members will provide content if asked.
In the past we have sent out a newsletter at the beginning of the month, with a combined issue in January/February, but all "offers" will be considered. Format is also very flexible.
If you are new to the Society this is a great way to "learn things." Want to know about local Native Americans or old mill sites? Contact a member who may know and ask them to write a few paragraphs. Have you examined a display in the museum and want to know more? Another newsletter opportunity! Our members love old pictures so you can ask members to give you a great old picture or maybe a "then and now" combination for the newsletter. You can also put out questions for members to answer. It is a great opportunity to educate all of us while you learn yourself!
For more information call 461-3829 or email Gloria or Laura.

For information on becoming a musuem docent call 775-246-3527, or email Docent.

If you'd like to contribute to the Docent Newsletter, email Docent Newsletter.

For more information on current activities, below are links to our newsletters. Note that in January/February we publish a two-month combined newsletter.

July 2016 Newsletter
June 2016 Newsletter
May 2016 Newsletter
April 2016 Newsletter
March 2016 Newsletter
January/February 2016 Newsletter
December 2015 Newsletter
November 2015 Newsletter
October 2015 Newsletter
September 2015 Newsletter
August 2015 Newsletter
July 2015 Newsletter
June 2015 Newsletter
May 2015 Newsletter
April 2015 Newsletter
March 2015 Newsletter
January/February 2015 Newsletter
December 2014 Newsletter
November 2014 Newsletter
October 2014 Newsletter
September 2014 Newsletter
August 2014 Newsletter
July 2014 Newsletter
June 2014 Newsletter
May 2014 Newsletter
April 2014 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter
January/February 2014 Newsletter
December 2013 Newsletter
November 2013 Newsletter
October 2013 Newsletter
September 2013 Newsletter
August 2013 Newsletter
July 2013 Newsletter
June 2013 Newsletter
May 2013 Newsletter
April 2013 Newsletter
March 2013 Newsletter
January/February 2013 Newsletter
December 2012 Newsletter
November 2012 Newsletter
October 2012 Newsletter
September 2012 Newsletter
August 2012 Newsletter
July 2012 Newsletter
June 2012 Newsletter
May 2012 Newsletter
March 2012 Newsletter
January/February 2012 Newsletter
December 2011 Newsletter
November 2011 Newsletter
October 2011 Newsletter
September 2011 Newsletter
August 2011 Newsletter
July 2011 Newsletter
June 2011 Newsletter
May 2011 Newsletter
April 2011 Newsletter
March 2011 Newsletter
January/February 2011 Newsletter
December 2010 Newsletter
November 2010 Newsletter
October 2010 Newsletter
September 2010 Special Newsletter
September 2010 Newsletter
August 2010 Newsletter
July 2010 Newsletter
June 2010 Newsletter
May 2010 Newsletter
April 2010 Newsletter
March 2010 Newsletter
January/February 2010 Newsletter
December 2009 Newsletter
November 2009 Newsletter
October 2009 Newsletter
September 2009 Newsletter
August 2009 Newsletter
July 2009 Newsletter
June 2009 Newsletter
May 2009 Newsletter
April 2009 Newsletter
March 2009 Newsletter
February 2009 Newsletter
December 2008 Newsletter
November 2008 Newsletter
October 2008 Newsletter
September 2008 Newsletter
August 2008 Newsletter
July 2008 Newsletter
June 2008 Newsletter
May 2008 Newsletter
April 2008 Newsletter
March 2008 Newsletter
February 2008 Newsletter


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