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2024 Docent Training Course

This course prepares prospective docents to lead tours of Morris Center exhibitions, focusing on the Fuel the Mind 4th grade Field Trips. Trainees will be asked to present a mock tour at the end of the training, as well as score an 85 or above on the final assessment.

Once new docent trainees complete the course, they are expected to give a minimum of 2 years of active service and attend additional trainings, as new exhibitions open.

Course Schedule:

Sessions meet Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Week 1 (March 5)

What is a docent? / Docent Handbook Background of Morris Center

Week 2 (March 12)

Cultural Competency / Jasper County History / Fuel the Mind Field Trips

Week 3 (March 19)

SC Lowcountry History / Discover the Revolution in SC Exhibition

Week 4  (March 26)

Battle of Honey Hill Exhibition

Week 5 (April 9)

Media Literacy / Visual Literacy Tour Techniques

Week 6 (April 16)

Interactives / Hands-On Experiences for Young Audiences

Week 7 (April 23)

Mock Tours of Exhibitions

Week 8 (April 30)

Final Course Assessment

Become a Docent

Volunteers Help Us Get It In Gear

From helping to install exhibits to giving tours or working in the office, there are opportunities that match your interest and skills. Meet people, participate in activities, gain valuable experience and learn more about the Lowcountry. By becoming one of our volunteers, you will find personal satisfaction and make a positive contribution to our community. Please join us!


Become a Volunteer


Our internship program is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and beginning professionals to obtain practical experience in a specific area of museum work. Interns will gain practical and theoretical training and work closely with the Director of Programs and Exhibits.

Internship Opportunities:

  • Exhibit Design
  • PR and Marketing
  • Education and Programming
  • Collections management

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage




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