Docents ready to show off Butler art

YOUNGSTOWN (WKBN) – Twelve people graduated as docents Monday for the Butler Institute of American Art, and they’re ready to teach folks about displays inside the museum.

After six months in the classroom, the newest graduates join the current 67 full-time tour guides at the facility. They’ll lead more than 30,000 people through the museum each year.

“They have to give at least two tours a month, but most of them do far more than that and they go out to schools to present our program so they’re prepared when they come in for their tour,” said Butler Art Education Director Carole O’Brien.

The next class won’t be offered until the fall of 2015.

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