Preservation Buffalo Niagara is seeking a new docent class for our tour program. Our main goals are to educate the public about the value of preservation and to encourage people to become members of PBN. The incoming docent class will be trained for our Queen City Downtown tour, a comprehensive overview of Buffalo’s downtown architecture, the free Buffalo City Hall tour, recently named one of the “100 Things Every Western New Yorker Should Do” by the Buffalo News, and a specialty tour of the Michigan Avenue Corridor. Besides our regularly scheduled walking tours, PBN also runs special events such as bus tours, school field trips, and private group outings, as well as our Hard Hat tour series showcasing preservation and adaptive re-use projects under construction.
Training will run for eight consecutive Thursdays beginning March 2 at 10 am in order to certify docents to do these tours. Training will culminate with a “graduation tour” which the trainee will lead under the supervision of an experienced docent. Interested parties should fill out an application or contact PBN directly at (716) 852-3300. The application deadline is Monday, February 27.
Olivia Cammisa-Frost, Community Relations and Membership Manager
Preservation Buffalo Niagara
617 Main Street, Suite 201
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 852-3300