Docent College

Are you a history buff? Do you love old houses? Have you always wanted to be a tour guide at a historic property but didn’t know how to start? You’re in luck!

Join Lincoln County Historical Association for Docent College, a short program of classes designed to teach the basics of being a volunteer docent for any or all of our historic properties: the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the Old Jail in Wiscasset, and the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden. 

Docent College starts with an introductory class at two convenient times: Saturday, April 29th from 9am-12pm via Zoom, or May 6th from 9am-12pm in person at Maine Tasting Center in Wiscasset.

Once you have completed the introductory course, the fun really begins!
Attend additional courses to learn more about the three LCHA properties with our seasoned docents and members of our Collections Committee. With all of this knowledge under your belt you’ll be ready to volunteer at our wonderful properties and share your love of history with summer visitors. Docent College is free to attend. 

Please fill out the registration form below and make a note of the dates you signed up for, as you will not receive a confirmation email. We will send additional details as the date approaches! Please direct any questions to Shannon at

Docent College Registration

Session One: Fundamentals of Docenting
Please choose one option for Session One: Fundamentals of Docenting.
Session Two: Site Specific Training
Please register for as many site-specific trainings as you would like!