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Museum & Gardens Charity Profile
The Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens opened in 1958 and was founded by Edward Eberle and Dean Stout. The museum features late 16th to early 19th century European & Asian Decorative Arts. Dean Stout designed the interior spaces of the museum to create a home-like atmosphere with the intent to share with the visitor a first-hand experience of the ambiance of the time period. The museum and its 16-acre campus originally came under the County in 1964.
Museum & Gardens Volunteer Information
The Edward-Dean Museum volunteers are primarily Docents who serve as tour guides to the public and for educational school tours. They are trained with in-depth knowledge about the museumís collections and exhibits to help make museum visits special. Volunteers can also help to maintain the museum's reference library of over 2,500 books, help with the museum's new exhibitions, and they can also assist the staff in other areas of the museum operation.
An educational background and an interest in art education are valued but not required.
Ability to converse with people and answer questions.
Walking and watching people for visitor's safety and for museum safety.
Tours require 20 minutes to an hour walking and standing at a time.
Docents have a choice of 3-hour and 4-hour shifts.