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Volunteer docents sought for restored Rackliffe House

6/5/14

BERLIN–Rackliffe House, a beautifully restored 1740s merchant-planter’s Georgian home overlooking Assateague Island and Sinepuxent Bay, outside of Berlin, is recruiting volunteers to serve as docents.

Docent training will be conducted at Rackliffe House on Thursday, June 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The training session will help docents interpret life on the 18th-century coastal plantation through artifacts on display in the kitchen, spinning room and children’s room in the main house as well as in the original milk house. Docents will also be trained to interpret the exhibition, “Native Americans: First Contact on Lower Delmarva,” on loan from Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture.

Recently, docents created an interpretive activity booklet for children for use inside the house as well as outdoor 18th-century games (the latter are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month only).

Docents open Rackliffe House for tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. as well as the second Saturday of each month from 1-4 p.m. through October.

To register, or for more information about Rackliffe House docent training, contact Jim Rapp at 443-614-0261 or dlitedirector@comcast.net.

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