The Milton Historical Society is seeking new and long-time residents of the region to serve as museum docents at its Lydia Black Cannon Museum, 210 Union St., Milton.

Docents are the museum hosts who welcome visitors and act as guides and interpreters. Since the museum reopened in April 2006, more than 70 people have participated in docent training and now volunteer regularly.

The docent training program is a way to learn about the history of the town and learn how to share that knowledge with visitors to the museum. As hosts and guides, docents make a contribution to the vitality of the museum. Without docents, the museum could not be open on a regularly scheduled basis. The museum is often the first stop for visitors to Milton, and the museum docents a help visitors discover the attractions in the town and in the area.

Docents are encouraged to attend a three-session training class and commit themselves to a minimum of four hours volunteer time per month between Memorial Day and Labor Day. In addition, they will attend two continuing education events per year and volunteer for a minimum of four hours per quarter in the off seasons.

The next training class is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 10. Additional dates are March 24 and April 7.

For registration and more, call 684-1010 or email