Want to be a volunteer docent?

There is a new opportunity for story tellers who enjoy meeting people. Volunteer docents are sharing stories of the Flint Hills at Pioneer Bluffs.

The 1908 home at Pioneer Bluffs is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers welcome visitors and chat about the history and heritage of the Flint Hills.

A long-time Pioneer Bluffs volunteer, Ken Grochowsky, is organizing the docent schedule and will provide training. Grochowsky moved to Matfield Green when he retired. “There were many reasons I decided to move to the Flint Hills,” said Grochowsky, “but one reason was to be closer to Pioneer Bluffs. I’ve been a volunteer for almost 10 years and have truly enjoyed meeting other volunteers who share a love and reverence of the tallgrass prairie.”

No experience is required and prospective volunteers are encouraged to try just one day. “Rest assured you will not be alone,” continues Grochowsky. “I will spend plenty of time to provide training and answer questions. Then, if you enjoyed the experience and wish to continue as a docent, we will schedule you on other dates convenient for you.”

People enjoy volunteering at Pioneer Bluffs, they have fun and feel at home. Docents are invited to step back to another era and dress in early 1900s attire if they choose.

Those interested in learning more about becoming a docent can contact Ken Grochowsky at ken@pioneerbluffs.org or (620) 753-3484.

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