Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dusting Docents

by Nancy DeWitt

Our training session for new docents (museum volunteers) is rolling right along! Last week's class covered automobile history and Alaska motoring history; this week we'll delve into the fine art of interacting with visitors and leading tours.

Last week Willy gave several new and veteran members of our pit crew a lesson on how to keep our cars looking shiny. At right he is showing the group how much dust and lint collects on our "Photo Opp" car in just one week from all the people climbing in and out of it. This 1910 Everitt definitely requires a lot of attention!

Several of our docents are already pros at polishing our cars. Here's Paul rubbing down the whitewalls on our 1932 Chrysler Custom Imperial Series CL Sedan.

Rick, meanwhile, was busy dusting off the 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Model 745 roadster. Although I chastised the guys for avoiding the Brass era cars and all the polishing those babies require, I have to give them credit for tackling all the surface area on these big 1930s rigs.

Many thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers. They really help us keep the museum running smoothly and the cars looking spectacular!

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