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East Texas Oil Museum Guild

What is a Docent?

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.

Interested in Becoming a Docent?

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.

How to Get Started

If you are interested in becoming an ETOM docent please contact museum staff via the form below.

What days of the week are you available to work?

New Docents may become members of the Guild by completing twenty hours of service which shall include the following:

  1. Working with a regular member for a minimum of 2-3 hours of introduction to the museum and its exhibits
  2. Studying the East Texas Oil Museum Docent Museum Exhibit Guide
  3. Learning the materials used for teaching students during their school visit

Fun Fact Info

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.