Mint Museum Docents Celebrate 65 Years of Service

Mint Museum 1Members of the 65th anniversary committee with Honorary Docent and former Mint Museum Librarian, Joyce Weaver (third from left).

Docents at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC enjoyed a festive brunch in celebration of the affiliate group’s 65th Anniversary. Current, new and past docents and museum staff members marked the occasion on October 3, 2022. 

The program included highlights of docent accomplishments over the years and an overview of the individuals who make up the Mint docent corps. Honorary Docent status was awarded to two individuals and former recipients were recognized. Members of the docents in training class were welcomed.

The event also included an interactive presentation with NDSC Director Shelagh Barrington joining via Zoom from Ontario, Canada. Renee Reese, former NDSC Director at Large, and Shelagh discussed best docent practices for a changing museum environment. Both showed artworks from the 19th century presented through the lens of changing times. 

A donation was made to the NDSC Education Grants program in recognition of the organization's mission and acknowledgement of Renee's and Shelagh's role in the Mint celebration. 

Mint Museum 4 ShelaghShelagh Barrington receives a gift from the Mint

Mint docent and potter, Verna Witt, designed and created pins that featured museum artworks for everyone.

Mint Museum PinCeramic Pin designed by docent Verna Witt

Event attendees left with a memento of the anniversary and a look forward to future milestones of the Mint docents. 

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