Friday, April 06, 2007

TAM: Second Tuesdays for seniors program

We are just this month beginning to offer Second Tuesdays at Tacoma Art Museum. This program is tailored for older adults and retired military, and offers a lecture and a docent-led tour for a discounted admission price of $3.75, plus $6.75 for a discounted lunch. Karen Bell-Hanson, in Education, is the administrator of this program.

            Lecture at 10:30 am (by Rock for this month)

            Lunch at 11:30 am in Untitled Café

            Tour at 12:30 pm of Telling Stories

Participants are asked to pre-register, so I will let you know about the tour size every week before your shift (if you docent on Tuesdays).


It is expected that some participants might not pre-register, and might just show up on Tuesday. In this case, we would like to offer another tour at 11:30-12:30 while the pre-registered people are eating lunch. This would give the café time to accommodate the extras for lunch at 12:30.

I realize an 11:30 tour would conflict with the 11:00 am Chihuly Walking Tour. I will make sure that either another docent or I am available to help with tours in case there is an overlap.


If this program is popular, then I will probably try to find a permanent second docent for all Second Tuesdays. Or another possibility is that I might ask the Tuesday afternoon docents to come in and do an earlier docent shift from about 12-4. I will, of course, let you know if anything about your regular shifts changes.


I hope this answers all your concerns. If not, let me know. And hopefully this will keep all the Tuesday docents a little busier but not overwhelmingly busy.

Thanks for your time!


Heide Fernandez-Llamazares

Museum Educator and Docent Coordinator



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