Volunteers Needed for Three Dennis Historical Sites

Become a docent for the Dennis Historical Society
Terri Fox, coordinator of docents for Josiah Dennis Manse, prepares to greet visitors at the spectacularly restored and iconic 1736 home of the town’s namesake minister. (Dennis Historical Society photo)

Dennis’s three historic venues are looking for docents and volunteers as the 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse, the 1801 Captain Theophilus Baker House and Barn at Jericho Historic Center, and the 1867 West Dennis Graded School House prepare for this summer’s season. Volunteers will be assigned to the site of their choice and will go through some brief training.

The Manse—found at 61 Whig Street in Dennis Village and open from June 25 through August 29 on Tuesdays (10am to 1pm), Thursdays (1pm - 4pm), and special-event Saturdays—is looking for volunteers who are most interested in 18th century colonial Cape Cod and are willing to serve one or more days per week. For more information, please contact Terri Fox at  508.760.0433 or at [email protected].

Both Baker House and its accompanying historic barn—found at 90 Old Main Street in West Dennis and open June 25 through September 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (1pm - 4pm) and on special-event Saturdays—are looking for volunteers interested in 19th century Cape Cod, as well as those excited about agrarian pursuits and farm tools, who can serve one or more days per week. For more information, please contact Dawn Dellner at 508.237.6954 or at [email protected].

The West Dennis Graded School House—found at 67 School Street—is home to the Dennis Maritime Museum and the Nobscusset Indian Room, both on the second floor and wheelchair accessible. The venue, which is open June 19 through October 25 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm - 4pm and on special-event Saturdays—is looking for those interested in local maritime and/or Native-American history who can volunteer at least one day per week. For more information, please contact Phyllis Horton at 508.394.0017 or at [email protected].

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