FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kaydee Nenninger, Director of Membership
Friends of the Cabildo Walking Tour Guide Class
History? Become a walking tour Guide for the Friends of the Cabildo! The
Friends of the Cabildo (FOC) Walking Tour Guide Training Program provides intensive
and comprehensive training for tour guides. The classes are under the expert
direction of Friends of the Cabildo Board Members, Mrs. Jane Molony, Mrs.
Jackie Graff and Mrs. Kathryn Mouton, who are assisted by a staff of volunteer
FOC tour guides. The program provides an intensive overview of the history of
In addition to the academic component, trainees are provided training in presentation techniques, procedures for conducting tours, and other practical guidelines. An extensive reading list is also provided. Trainees must also complete a series of "tag alongs" with certified FOC guides to give them proper field experience.
Students are guided in the creation and practice of their own self-designed walking tours of the French Quarter. Students must pass a one-on-one tour with an evaluator, as well as a critiqued tour with a group under the observation of an evaluator. Students are prepared for a written examination conducted by the city of New Orleans as a prerequisite to obtaining a tour guide license.
Those who complete the program are required to make a commitment to the FOC to serve as a volunteer guide for a period of two years. Guides are generally on the schedule one or two times per month during this period.
The walking tour class is offered one time per year at the Cabildo. The 2014 Walking Tour Guide Class starts March 12th.
Please email Kaydee Nenninger, email@example.com, if you are interested in becoming a Friends of the Cabildo Walking Tour Guide! Acceptance into the program is contingent upon an interview process following application.
Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its property. Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.