Santa Monica Conservancy Seeks Walking Tour Docents

Monday, 21 Oct 2013, 7:50:00 AM

Mirror Staff

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 or

leave a message at 310.496.3146.

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