Do You Enjoy Walking?
Do You Enjoy Learning about Mill Valley History?
Do You Enjoy Talking about Mill Valley History?
Would You Like to “Give Back?
Are You Available on Sunday, May 24th?
If You Answered “Yes” to the Above, then Be a Volunteer
2015 Walk into History Guide for the Mill Valley Historical Society!
WHO: Any Member of the Mill Valley Historical Society
WHAT: Attend an Orientation on Saturday, April 25th from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Attend Two Guided Practice Walks during between May 2nd and May 22nd
Lead an Historical Walking Tour of Blithedale Canyon on Sunday May 24th
WHY: To Meet New People, Contribute to Your Community,
Share Your Interests in Local History and Mill Valley, and Have a Great Time!
Each year approximately 30 individuals volunteer as Guides for our fun and educational Walk into History. Guides receive all the information needed in advance, and then work together in groups and individually to become familiar with the stories that are shared on the Walk. Guides enjoy meeting new people, interacting with others, being out of doors, giving back and sharing
the wonderful stories that bring Mill Valley’s history to life
Guides receive a one-hour orientation, a detailed, written Guidebook, and copies of historical photos. Seven “Practice Walks” are scheduled during the weeks leading up to the actual Walk into History. Guides attend at least two of these opportunities to observe an experienced Guide demonstrate how the Walk is presented. All Guides receive as much support as desired from other experienced Guides. While many Guides prefer to lead their Walk groups on their own, other Guides partner with a second Guide to lead their Walk group as a team.
This year’s Walk, “Blithedale Canyon: Rest, Recreation and `Roos,” is already generating a great deal of interest and excitement, and includes such high-interest sites as “The Redwood Lodge,” the former Blithedale Hotel properties, and historic Klyce homes.
Guide Recruitment is Underway and there are still openings –
even if you’ve never done it before!
To become a 2015 Walk into History Guide or to ask us any queations
please complete this form.