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♦ Help bring South Dakota's history to life by leading groups through the museum at the Cultural Heritage Center

The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum, located at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, is looking for individuals interested in sharing their time, expertise, and love of history to become volunteer docents.

Volunteer tour guides or Docents are individuals who specialize in providing tours to groups such as schools, service clubs, group tour buses, special guests, or clubs that periodically visit the museum.

Museum staff will provide docent training to a new corps of docents to assist with the growing number of special tour requests at the Cultural Heritage Center.  

  • Most tours are 30-45 minutes in length, and docents should be physically able to stand for an hour, though wheelchair accommodations are available as well. 
  • Scheduling is flexible depending on tour requests and docent availability.  
  • You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator in advance of the tour to see if you are willing to lead the tour.