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Interested in Becoming a Docent?

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

The Latah County Historical Society is in need of a few good docents to staff McConnell Mansion during our visiting hours from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

(Note: In case you are unfamiliar with the term docent, defines it as “a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions”.)

As a docent, you will gain a detailed knowledge of the mansion and its history. No previous experience as a docent is necessary, we will train you and give you all of the information you will need to know. Training includes a run through on management of the mansion gift shop, which has been scaled down to sell publications and note cards. If you run into any issues, help is just a short walk across the street (to the Centennial Annex) or a phone call away. During a slow shift at the mansion, docents are welcome to read, do homework, or to have friends come visit. Docents can hang out on the front porch and enjoy the view when the weather is nice. Docents are some of our most dedicated volunteers, and we love them dearly! If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a docent, contact us at (208) 882-1004 or

We also welcome volunteers in other capacities! Our organization literally could not function without our volunteers. Other opportunities to volunteer include providing refreshments for events, assisting with mansion tours, conducting oral histories, helping with special events, working with the collections committee, carpentry and yard care, and more. One of our favorite observations is that there is always something to do at LCHS!

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