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Tour Guide Enrichment Session

Tour Guide Enrichment Session
May 10, 2022 - 7:30:pm — 8:30:pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States


Since creating Oak Park River Forest Museum in 2017, The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest has created new neighborhood walking tours that have literally brought history into the streets of west River Forest, the Gunderson neighborhood in south Oak Park, and the east end of Lake Street surrounding OPRF Museum.

We are seeking more volunteer guides who can continue this good work and even expand our offerings over time.

On Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at OPRF Museum, long-time Historical Society volunteer John Elliott will speak about his approach to giving tours, offering tips and sharing his decades of experience. He is a National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Trainer, has taught at Morton Arboretum, and has been a consultant to his fellow professionals in the field.

The session is also intended to be a refresher course for current tour guides, offering the chance to share stories and ideas about giving good tours in a conversation with John. The May 10 session will be a roundtable format, with John sharing some of his knowledge and then opening a discussion about the basics of good tours.

Please contact us by email at or call 708-848-6755 if you would like to attend the training session.

And don't miss John in action when he leads a tour of Thatcher Woods on Saturday May 14 at 1 p.m. Visit our website for tickets and more information.