Junior Docents Bring History to Life at Heritage Village
Each summer teens from Pinellas County join the volunteer team at Heritage Village. Approved as a Bright Futures Scholarship volunteer location, Heritage Village's Junior Docent Program encourages teens aged 12 to 17 to learn about local and Florida history by participating in the fun, action-packed Passport Adventures in History program. Teens learn to provide historical house tours, demonstrate fun living history activities, play historical games, sing, and much more.
Applications are now being accepted. To receive an application packet, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Training dates for teens will be June 9th, 10th, and 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day. All high school juniors must attend at least one training date. Junior docent orientation for all juniors will be on Saturday, June 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Heritage Village (11909 125th St. N., Largo.) Parents are encouraged to attend.
For more information, and to receive a junior docent volunteer application form, call (727) 582-2125.
Heritage Village, operated by Pinellas County government, is a 21-acre living history museum located in the heart of Pinellas County at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. It is adjacent to Pinellas County Extension and the Florida Botanical Gardens. The village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It is closed on major holidays.
Heritage Village brings to life more than 150 years of rich and colorful local history in a picturesque, cool landscape of palmettos and pine trees. More than 25 buildings and structures are restored, authentic and full of fun. A new, self-guided Enter-Action adventure welcomes families and reveals secrets of the past. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritageor call (727) 582-2123.
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