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Tag Archives: docent

Museum Receives Endowment for Garden Curator

Apr

02

The Museum has received an $800,000 gift to name and endow the position of Garden Curator, thanks to the generosity of the Lorena “Lory” Doolittle and her family. The gift allows the Museum to…

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Carolyn Cooper, Winner of the Riley Gordon Jr. Distinguished Docent Award

Dec

16

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the annual Docent Holiday Party, Carolyn Cooper was awarded the Riley Gordon Granger Jr. Distinguished Docent Award.

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Docent of the Month: Joanne Philpot

Oct

31

Why did you want to be a Docent and how long have you been with the Museum? My friend and former colleague, Claire Nielsen, approached me about becoming a Docent when I told her I would be retiring from teaching after 31 years.

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Docent Highlight: Sherry Brown

Apr

13

Written by: Sherry Brown Three years ago when struggling for ways to fill my retirement hours, I took a painting class with Allison Watson at Reddi Arts. My table partner was a witty and friendly blonde, Stephanie Welchans. After she quizzed me about my 39 years of contributions in public education, most recently as an […]

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DOCENT HIGHLIGHT: Judy Mizrahi

Jan

12

With students returning to school after winter break, the Education Team is back to giving multiple tours a day, 4 days a week. (For more info on School Tours, click here.) These tours would not be possible without the help of dedicated Docents in our Docent Corps! This month we highlight Judy Mizrahi for all […]

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DOCENT HIGHLIGHT: BO SMITH

Sep

01

This month the Museum is celebrating the hard work of Bo Smith. Thank you Bo for your dedication to the Museum and many other organizations around Jacksonville. We are so lucky to have you on the Docent Corps team! CUMMER MUSEUM: Tell us a little about yourself. BO SMITH: My wife, Ellie, and I have been […]

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