The ten-week training course will cover many topics including: an introduction to archaeology, the archaeology at JPPM, the War of 1812, JPPM's Indian Village, Point Farm-estate home of the Pattersons, and a general orientation to the Park and its facilities. After completing the initial training course, JPPM docents further the educational mission of the Park by offering regular, high-quality interpretive services for the public in support of annual programs, workshops, and exhibits.
Benefits to becoming a docent are many--docents will receive our regular volunteer benefits including a Friends of JPPM family membership, a 10% discount in the Show Barn Museum Shop, Friends' newsletter, and a discount on special event entry fees and workshops. The biggest benefit is the chance to work with some of Maryland's top archaeologists and educators who are preserving our Southern Maryland heritage through the JPPM programs.
JPPM is located in Calvert County, approximately eleven miles north of Solomons Island. The training course will take place on Wednesdays beginning on January 18, 2012 from 10:00 am until 12:30 p.m. The classes will be presented by professional archaeologists, historians, and JPPM staff. Class size is limited and registration is required. Tuition and fees are $15. Class materials will be provided.