Guests at the Student Docent fundraiser gather in the hallway of the Patagonia Museum.

On Saturday, November 10, the first student docent fundraiser was celebrated at the Patagonia Museum. Over 50 community members participated in the two hour event that featured food, refreshments and a raffle. Tom Shore, Charlotte McEldowney and Allison Bunting donated their created items for the raffle.

The event raised over $1,400 to fund the Student Docent Program. Funds will be utilized to offer scholarships for our student docents. The Student Docent Program is directed by Tom and Linda Shore. The program’s goal is to integrate our youth into the process of curating, appreciating and hosting our history.

Gianna Martin, a senior at Patagonia Union High School, is the first student docent for the museum.

Thank you to Tom and Linda Shore who coordinated the event and to all the participants and donors who made this first event very successful!