Barn Docent Resource Page
As Docents you have many resources available to you. We have tried to link many of these here on this page, but please don't forget that one of your greatest resources is each other. Docents have rich and varied experiences and a wealth of ideas to share so feel free to drop in on a Saturday or Sunday to talk with other docents or sign up for a shift that partners you with someone you don't know yet. You will learn much from each other.
In addition to the resources listed here, there are trainings throughout the year that are created for docents. To see the schedule for these please return to the Volunteering page and click the link for training.
Barn Docent Manual: Your training manual and primary resource
The nomination application for National Register of Historic Places: This is the document is long but rich with information that will be useful to you in sharing the story with the public
The Chronicles of Ivy Creek: Read the story of the creation of the Ivy Creek Natural Area and the early years of the Ivy Creek Foundation
Storymapping Project: Take a visual tour of the history of River View Farm, Ivy Creek Natural Area and the surrounding area.
Dede Smith talks about the history of River View Farm.
Iron Claw Hay Fork mechanism (like the one in our barn)
Use of a Pit Saw (found in the barn)
Use of a Corn Sheller (found in the barn)
AUDIO TOURS: Covering the natural and cultural history of the land, often combining them. You can watch/listen from home or through the izi.travel app on your phone. Access here.