The Athenaeum Docent Club offers classes to those who would like to prepare to be a Docent for the Athenaeum. This historic building is considered one of the main hubs of activity in the bustling metropolis of Indy and a bastion of Indianapolis culture.
Classes are geared to be fun, as well as informative, providing experts to share information on the surprisingly vast range of subjects having to do with the Athenaeum Building itself and the German-American community at large.
Prospective Docents are also taught how to search out pertinent information, as well as the nuts and bolts of the actual presentation of a Docent Tour. Senior Docents assist newcomer Docents in a variety of ways, to plan and present their tours. The Athenaeum Docent Club members work closely with the many groups that comprise the Athenaeum itself, such as the Athenaeum Damenverein (women’s club), the Athenaeum Foundation, the Indianapolis German Language Institute, the Max Kade German-American Center, the Athenaeum Turners, and Das Deutsche Haus Athenaeum (the German House).
For many tourists, this will be a perfect way to spend their extra time and one of the more interesting things to do in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Athenaeum has an astonishingly rich and varied history, dating back almost 200 years, one which is fascinating to study and fulfilling to teach. The Docent club encourages all locals who enjoys history and being with the public to consider taking advantage of this fun program.
The Athenaeum Docent Club
401 E. Michigan St.
Phone: (317) 655-2755
Fax: (317) 630-0035