Education Opportunities

The Education Committee’s focus is two-fold

1:  To help the residents of Sierra Madre and the students in our schools learn about the historic places and people of our community and the surrounding areas, we: 
       Host school tours of our museums - Lizzie’s Trail Inn and

         the Richardson House 

       Train museum docents 

       Train docents to staff our SMPHS booth we have at various
         community functions 

2:   To bring the history of Sierra Madre into our schools, we:
       Offer a “Living history” program in which costumed volunteers come 
          to your classroom and take on the roles of some of the first people
          who settled in Sierra Madre, and tell their stories. 

       Bring historic artifacts to help make the history come alive

To arrange a tour of our museums (read about them in our Museums page on this website), or to arrange to have historical characters visit your classroom, please go to the Board page of this site to find the contact information for the Education Chair. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Teen and Young Adult Docent Program 

Teens interested in local history are invited to join the Teen and Young Adult History Docent program at the museums.

We will have you shadow a regular docent, and will provide you a script to use, so you are never at a loss for information or words!

While we encourage all docents to dress in costume, this is not a requirement, and many do not.

We would encourage you to learn more about our historical museums, while having a good time meeting people and sharing the history of our town.

The program is open to teens and young adults, minimum 12 years old, who are interested in local history, public speaking, and earning community service hours.

Training and tours are usually on Saturdays when the museums are open from 10am to Noon, or additional times can be arranged if needed.

If you are interested, please contact our Education Chair or our Museum Curator.