Las Angelitas del Pueblo Docent Training Begins This JANUARY.
Las Angelitas del Pueblo’s docent training class for new tour guides at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument will begin this winter, in late January 2017.
Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on six Tuesdays: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7. They are held near the Las Angelitas del Pueblo office at 130 Paseo de la Plaza, next to the city’s first firehouse and directly across from Union Station.
The classes feature multi-media presentations of historic photos, as well as lectures from local history experts. Classes will focus on the early history of Los Angeles, beginning before the city’s founding as a Spanish pueblo in 1781 and continuing through the Mexican War of Independence, acquisition by the United States, and its subsequent growth. This is a great educational opportunity to study American history, particularly the 65 years before we were the United States. Experienced docents will demonstrate best practices in how to give a tour.
Each volunteer commits to offering several tours on two weekdays or one Saturday per month. Tours last from 20-50 minutes and cover various locales throughout the park including the plaza, Pico House, Avila Adobe, and more.
Benefits of becoming a docent include building relationships with people who share a love of history and culture, becoming an active participant in the community, hearing regularly scheduled guest lecturers, taking behind-the-scenes field trips to destinations around the city, and more.
To sign up for the next Las Angelitas del Pueblo docent training session, call Kate Probst at (818) 761-6480 or e-mail KateMProbst@aol.com.