Victoria Smith

Become a Volunteer!

Museum volunteers support a variety of programs. Opportunities include:

  • Docents
  • Special Events
For more information, call 210-458-2226 or e-mail

"I enjoy sharing my passion for education, history and culture with ITC visitors, while learning more about the diversity of Texans - past and present - from ITC staff, fellow docents, and museum guests." 

-- Charles E. Gentry, Back 40 Docent

"As a child, I liked to play dress up. Here at ITC, I can play grown-up dress up and have fun sharing my love of Texas and its history!"

--Jerry Calvert, Exhibit Floor Docent


"I like that I feel like part of the team. I meet such interesting people, the food is always good, and I can always learn something new. I love it."

-- Fran Schrader, Front Desk Docent


"I enjoy guiding, but what I like the most are the times I am an interpreter and the reason....I enjoy disappearing into the past dressing in a period costume... a cowboy at the Chuckwagon, a Mexican at the Adobe House..."

-- Vivian V. DeSoto, Back 40 Docent

"I have always worked in the library... with the photo collections, which has peaked my interest into learning about Texas, being from the Midwest. I started working back in 1978 and still look forward to working on Wednesdays. Have learned a lot about people I would never have known, and still finding things."

-- Peggy Jameson, Library Docent

"Being connected to ITC offers mental stimulation, learning opportunities, and social contact. Special events such as Folk Life and Family Days give us opportunity for outreach to the public and interaction with fellow docents. I am so appreciative of being able to participate in ITC happenings!!"

-- Barbara McGill, Tour Guide and Advancement/Facility Rental Events Docent

"I love my ITC family, the docents and the staff. I love being part of their lives, hearing their stories and having an opportunity to help them whenever I can. I have been at the ITC for 12 years now... I have made a lot of memories during this time. This is my second family. When I miss a day at the museum, it leaves me feeling kind of empty... I love the respect I receive from all of my ITC friends and try never to miss an opportunity to assist where needed."

--Frank Woolf, Tour Guide and Back 40 Docent



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