The members of the East Texas Oil Museum Guild are known as docents. The members of our guild conduct guided tours for groups and museum visitors. They contribute information to our guests and answer any questions our guests may have. There are ten regularly scheduled meetings of the Guild which are held on the second Thursday of month at the museum.
Membership in the Guild is open to adults in the East Texas area who are interested in promoting the East Texas Oil Museum.
Each guild member is encouraged to serve a minimum of eight hours per month. Appropriate recognition and awards are presented to members having accumulated significant hours of service.
If you are interested in becoming an ETOM docent please contact museum staff via the form below.
New Docents may become members of the Guild by completing twenty hours of service which shall include the following:
If you guessed SUCKER ROD WRENCH, you are correct! Sucker rod wrenches were pivotal in 1930s East Texas oilfields. These tools ensured efficient rod connection, minimizing downtime and maximizing oil extraction. Symbolizing innovation, they propelled the region’s rapid oil expansion, shaping its economic landscape during this pioneering era.