Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation

Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation is a public 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization located at Old Tucson in Tucson Mountain Park. Founded in 2014, we offer engaging educational programs about the people and cultures in the region from 1850-1912. Our programs are offered on-site, in schools, community centers and other locations throughout southern Arizona. We welcome the involvement of cultural and heritage organizations as well as groups and individuals from the arts, dance and music fields.

 

Interested in Being a Docent

Martha Belle Fray

“Wheeler Sister’s”

Martha Belle was raised in Brevard, North Carolina, where she did little theater. She continued doing theater in college for fun and has a Masters in Education. She has had two careers over her lifetime, individual marriage and family therapist, and as a volunteer coordinator for nonprofits. She moved to Arizona in 1998 and is a widow with 8 children 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild on the way. A member of the Good Shepherd Church, she volunteers at the Green Valley Hospital, the White Elephant, and Friends of the Library in which many of these she has roped her sister Mary Elizabeth into volunteering as well. “The Docent Program through the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation my sister talked me into volunteering with her. We love doing things like this together.”

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VISION

To be southern Arizona’s premier destination by inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for the understanding and appreciation of southern Arizona’s diverse cultures which impacted and influenced life in the Sonoran desert region during the Territorial period.

MISSION

Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation offers authentic, STEAM, educational multi-cultural living history programs and events that encourage understanding through discovery and appreciation of the people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico during the Territorial period of 1850-1912.

Support Our Mission Docent Program Training

Docent Program

Date: September 24-28, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm (4 hour block each day). Please come early to sign in and be ready for the training that starts at 9:30 sharp

Location:
Old Tucson
201 S. Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85735
• Park in the employee parking lot
• Report to the employee entrance security gate

Bring:
1. Your own lunch (we do have a fridge and microwave). There is nowhere to buy food on or near our location.
2. Bottle of water
3. Good walking shoes for the dirt (no open toe). We will have transportation for those that need it.
4. Reading glasses if needed

After the training, you will be able to sign up for shifts of 4 hour blocks when Old Tucson is open. More detail about the program will be given during the training.

Need to know: Old Tucson will be providing you a costume to wear that you may check out and take home. You will need to provide your own shoes black, comfortable, and period looking but they do not have to be authentic.

We welcome the involvement of both professional and history enthusiasts, anthropologists, educators, students, as well as support from any willing organization.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation is thankful for those organizations that stepped up to support us.