Join the ASWHF Family Docent Program

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

Date: June 25-29
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

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 where 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.

Meet Some of Our Future Docents

Docent Training Starts this Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:30am at Old Tucson. We are so excited we would like to induce you to some of our Future Docents. Check us out each day as we introduce a New Future Docent. With the excitement around our Docent Program meet a Future Docent:

Meet Regina Ford

Regina starting acting at 5 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. She worked as a News Paper Reporter for 20 years. Taking a Public Relations job for the Hard Rock Cafe in England, she lived there for 14 years. During that time she she helped the company launch a Hard Rock Cafe in Paris, Stockholm, and Tokyo. She came back to America to help launch Planet Hollywood in New York working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

Regina has been married for 23 years and lived in Tucson since 1993. Her love of acting and directing lead her to volunteer as a reenactor for the Tubac Presidio. She now Works for the La Posada Community Services in Green Valley as the Development Specialist. She runs the local Readers Theater for seniors and directs the Children’s Theater for the Community Performing & Arts Center of Green Valley.
If you enjoy dressing up and sharing your love of Arizona history like Regina come join us at the Docent Training and get involved.

Meet Linda Swanson

Linda worked for Delta Airlines for 18 years, 3 years as a stewardess and 15 years in ticket sales and ground support at LAX. She spent 15 years as a book seller for Barnes and Nobles and moved on to 30 years singing in a duo with her husband. She has lived an Arizona for 3 years, with the last 2 years being involved with the Readers Theater in Green Valley. Her passion is working with the costumes and props. “I’m use to working with the public and am excited about going out to Old Tucson!”

Meet Annie Koepf

Annie was a school teacher in California for 24 years and has lived in Arizona for 14 years. She stays busy scoring test for the ETS and Pearson. In her free time she is part of the Green Valley Community Chorus, Tubac Singers, and the Reading Theater. She has been singing and dancing for 2 years. All her love goes to her dog Belli-girl a sweat little pug/chihuahua mix. “I’m looking forward to learning more about Tucson history while dressing up at Old Tucson.”

We welcome the involvement of professional historians as well as history enthusiasts; researchers who study cultures and history; educators and students from all academic levels. If you’d like to get involved with our efforts to create a program or you have a group that would like to participate in our activities, please call Erin Cyr at (520) 883-0100 ex 7262.

We are committed to accurately depicting the interactions of human activities with the Native American communities that were already living in this desert when each of the other groups of people came on the scene. Our primary focus is on the cultural anthropology and history of the Sonoran Desert as it relates to:

Daily Life

  • Transportation
  • Ranching
  • Military
  • Farming/Food cultivation
  • Mining
  • Commerce/merchants
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Worship/spirituality
  • Shelter & housing
  • Storytelling
  • Conflict

People/Cultural Groups

  • Native American
  • Mexican
  • European
  • Early pioneers
  • Chinese
  • African Americans
  • Jewish people
  • Mormons


Your ideas for research, development of programs and how to present them are welcome! Contact us ›


The Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation has already received warm support from many organizations. We welcome more and we would like to hear from you if you have ideas for collaboration.

Thank You
  • Sunnyside School District
  • Exchange Presidio
  • Ha:San
  • Vail School District
  • Tucson Mexico Sister Cities
  • AZ Civil War Council
  • White Elementary
  • Visit Tucson
  • Tohono O’odham
  • Read West
  • Attractions Alliance
  • Southern AZ Attractions Alliance
  • AZ Sonora Desert Museum

Docent Interest Form

Interest Form in becoming a Docent to support the living history, education, and cultural programs that foster appreciation of the region's diverse cultures and their influence on life in the Sonora Desert, during the Arizona territorial period.
  • The Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit partner with Old Tucson, by supporting the living history, education, and cultural programs that foster appreciation of the region’s diverse cultures and their influence on life in the Sonoran Desert, during the Arizona Territorial period
  • Check all that are of interest:
  • * I will submit a Docent Application & Release Form * Attend Docent training & retraining if needed * Commit to an average of 4 hour daytime blocks once per week October through May: An average of one 4 hour block monthly June through August (Alternate schedules are possible)