The docents broke up into groups and we worked on some fun scenarios to play out on Saturday and Sunday of Diggins. Scenarios included: a shooting; a boxing match; and Sonora burning down and people coming to Columbia to look for places to live/work; among others. A few people took the scenarios home, will be expanding them further and at the May meeting, we will be assigning roles, etc.
Venue shift sign-up sheets were put out so docents could choose where they wanted to work and when.
The Green Room (Jerry Tannhauser) is looking for menu suggestions. Send the park staff an email and we’ll forward it on to him.
Danielle will be looking at the school group tours again to iron out inconsistencies. We are still looking for more people to lead school tours on Thursday and Friday. Ruth Ferguson will be making phone calls to schedule those who have already signed up.
Ben Wright had a suggestion to make a passport page for people to walk around with and ask questions of venues. Everyone agreed that this was a fantastic idea. If you are a venue head and would like to be part of the passport, please send Danielle (email@example.com) a one sentence question that we can put into the page. This question could be something they can see in your venue or something they have to ask of the docents. Example: How much did water cost in 1852? (For the Water Company) Name two essential items you need in order to wash clothes. (For the Laundry Venue) This will be a great way for our visitors to interact with us, so think up some creative questions! These are Due May 6th.
The Diggins Forms Committee is hard at work entering all of your info. Thanks to those who have already sent in their forms and if you haven’t yet, please send them in ASAP or we won’t know you’re coming.
Due to an increase in transportation costs, this year we are requesting donations for meals. Meals include Wednesday night meeting dinner, Thursday-Sunday breakfast and lunches, and the Saturday night Survival Dinner. Donation Suggestion: $10 for the entire time; that’s 10 meals for $10! We understand that many of you travel from far distances and we appreciate your help immensely. With your donation, we hope to continue to be able to provide meals in the future. Remember, this is a “donation” and not required, but any amount would be helpful!