2006-08-31 / Upcoming Events

Volunteers needed for city tours

The Providence Preservation Society is looking for individuals interested in leading walking tours for elementary and middle school students in grades 4 through 8.

Each year PPS docents lead over 3,500 students from across Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and southeastern Connecticut on walking tours of Providence. The award-winning PPS program uses the city's architecture as a textbook from which students learn the history of Providence.

To be a docent, no previous experience is necessary, but an interest in history or architecture and the desire to work with school children helps. Upon completing a training session provided by PPS, docents are asked to make a one-year commitment to the program.

Afive-day training session will be held Sept. 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the historic Old Brick Schoolhouse located at 24 Meeting St.

Call Kathleen McAreavey, education co-ordinator for the Providence Preservation Society, at 831-7440.

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