California Automobile Museum holds docent class

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The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento will be holding its 25th Docent Training Class Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010.

The museum is seeking men and women interested in automobiles and their history who wish to become docents. Docents are volunteer teachers/tour guides who interpret the museum’s story to people from around the globe.

The 21-week program is presented by the docent training coordinator and taught by 45 subject-matter experts in automotive history, the world’s many makes and makers of automobiles and interpretation skills.

Extensive prior knowledge of cars isn’t required, but candidates should enjoy working with people, have an interest in sharing automotive history and be at least 18 years old and able to donate two four-hour docent shifts monthly for two years following graduation.

A $95 fee covers the extensive course materials and a year’s individual membership in the California Vehicle Foundation, host organization to the California Automobile Museum. Scholarships may be requested.

For further information call the California Automobile Museum at (916) 442-6802 or visit