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McHenry Mansion Hosts New Docent Orientation
McHENRY mansion
DENNIS WYATT/The Bulletin The McHenry Mansion, built at 15th and I streets in 1893 by Robert McHenry, is a well-restored example of Victorian Italiante styling. Photo contributed

The McHenry Mansion will hold a new docent orientation and training on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. After, there will be new docent classes starting Jan. 29 every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for eight weeks.

A class materials fee of $35 is required. McHenry Foundation membership starts at $45.

Class highlights include: Train in local history and culture; support a local landmark – the ‘Jewel’ of Modesto; educate visitors from around the globe on local history; attend social events; annual trip to historical homes; flexible hours – docents choose when to work; use your skills to enhance the mansion experience.

For more information contact Richard Cato at 209-484-8572, via email, the McHenry Mansion Gift Shop at 209-549-0426, visit or mail your interest to the McHenry Mansion Gift Shop, attn. Richard Cato, 924 15th St. Modesto, CA 95354.