Port Aransas Museum seeks volunteer docents
The Port Aransas Museum is looking for people who want to work as docents a couple of times a month. Docents give tours of the museum, sell items from the museum gift shop and help at museum functions. Beginning in September, docents will also help with private tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill.
The Port Aransas Museum, on the corner of Brundrett and Alister Streets, is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum operates solely on donations.
Anyone interested in volunteering may leave a message at the museum, 749- 3800, or email portamuseum@centurytel. net.
“It is really easy to be a docent,” said Mary Hammond, docent coordinator. Volunteer docents are trained.
A docents’ social meeting is held each month to make sure everyone is up-todate on all information, Hammond said.
The new chapel tours are on the schedule thanks to the persistence of Betty Bundy, grant chairman of the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association.
Being able to show the public the historic chapel has been a dream of Bundy’s for a long time. She has obtained permission to give the tours through the museum due to the generosity of Frank Carter and David and Aubrey Carter. Frank and David are sons of Aline Carter, for whom the chapel was built in the 1930s. It was built on the tallest spot in Port Aransas where Carter treated Port Aransas children to ice cream as she shared non-denominational Bible stories.