The Old Jail on Federal Street in Wiscasset will open for the season on Saturday, June 2. This 200 year-old granite structure is a landmark for visitors, and organizers need a few more volunteers to help give those visitors a captivating experience.

Tour guides, called docents, take visitors from our high-tech world back to earlier times, which can give us new perspective on our own lives. The docents start their tours with a prepared narrative and pepper it with details and anecdotes that illustrate life in Wiscasset two centuries ago.

Greeters assist by collecting entrance fees and meeting with visitors when a tour is in progress. Some greeters become docents, but anyone who enjoys meeting new people is welcome.

Since the Jail is open on weekends from June through September, the volunteer commitment is minimal — just four hours one day per month or two hours twice per month.

Anyone from high school age up is welcome to join the Lincoln County Historical Association and become a docent or greeter.

For more information, contact Christine Hopf-Lovette at [email protected] or 522-6397.

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