Volunteer Docent Training

Lovers of gardens, antiques, and history are invited to join the Casa del Herrero docent program.

When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Casa del Herrero, 1387 E. Valley Rd., Montecito, CA

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Volunteer


Volunteers with an interest in antiques and history are wanted to lead walking tours of Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith), a National Historic Landmark in Montecito.

Designed by noted architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1925, Casa del Herrero is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in the country. It is filled with art, antiques, and furniture collected by the original owners, and surrounded by extensive gardens.

Docents are trained to lead ninety-minute walking tours that include the home, gardens, and owner George Fox Steedman’s meticulously ordered workshop, all preserved in circa-1930s condition.

Docent Training begins on Thursday, January 19 and continues weekly through March 22 on Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Classes are led by local designers and historians as well as Casa volunteers.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the work of a noted architect, antiques, landscape design, Spanish history and design, and the Steedman family who lived here for over sixty years,” notes the Casa’s visitor and volunteer coordinator Susannah Gordon.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please call Susannah at (805) 565-5653 or e-mail

Phone: 805-565-5653

Event posted Jan. 4, 2012
Last updated Jan. 4, 2012


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