Volunteers are essential to the Percy Grainger Society's mission, contributing many hours of service annually both virtually and at the Percy Grainger Home & Studio. Each year our volunteers donate their time to help greet the public, conduct tours, and care for our house and gardens. For a closer look at what our volunteers do, click here.
At this one-hour orientation, followed by a house tour, volunteers will learn about how to lead a hands-on visitor experience. Each will have a chance to learn about the board, members, staff, and other volunteers while learning how to introduce the Grainger story to the public at large. We will talk about the Grainger Society, the Grainger Home, and Percy Grainger himself, whose life and work created a vast musical history and legacy. The focus of this session will be on mastering the content necessary to become a tour guide.
The Percy Grainger House is essentially a time capsule, a snapshot of life as lived in the early twentieth century. Percy Grainger, and his mother, Rose Grainger, moved in in May 1921. It became the home base for the Grainger family (Percy married Ella in 1928) for the next fifty-eight years. Many of the rooms are unchanged and reflect the taste, customs, and interests of this eclectic composer.
Pleaser register to join us for this Saturday, January 21, 1 pm training. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org