The Santa Monica Conservancy is looking
for additional docents to lead our historic walking tour of downtown, now
in its seventh year.
This easy two hour stroll traverses more than 130
years of Santa Monica history, from its Wild West frontier beginnings to
the sophisticated city of today.
Participants experience downtown’s
diverse architectural heritage and learn about the civic leaders whose
vision built the growing city and the feats of railroad men, ranchers,
miners, builders, bankers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, saloon keepers,
movie stars and muscle men.
The Downtown Walking Tour has become popular
not only with local residents and their visitors, but also with tourists
coming to Santa Monica from around the world.
“We are looking for friendly, energetic volunteers who
are enthusiastic about our city and its history,” said Kay Pattison,
the Conservancy’s Downtown Tour coordinator. “People who will
enjoy sharing the colorful stories about our past and our architectural
Interested individuals are encouraged to take the
tour, offered every Saturday at 10 am. To reserve space on the tour, ask
questions, or sign up for docent training, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
leave a message at 310.496.3146.
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