Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 2016 Docent Program

February 28, 2016

JPPRegistration is now open for the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) Docent Program. If you are a lifelong learner and would like to interact with the archaeologists, educators, and historians who bring Southern Maryland’s past to life the docent training program is for you.

The free three-week training course will cover many topics including an introduction to archaeology, the War of 1812, JPPM’s Indian Village, and much more! Once training is complete, docents further the educational mission of JPPM by offering high quality interpretive services for the public in support of annual programs.

Docents receive our regular volunteer benefits including a “Friends of JPPM” family membership, 10% discount at 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 JPPM programs.

The training course will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 1 through March 16, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. There is no charge for the training course just a willingness to learn. Class size is limited and reservations are required.

To register contact Sarah Stevens at 410-586-8536 or

For more information about Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum please visit our website at

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland.