Jo-Ann Heidenreich—Parthenon Docent

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

Sharing a Love of History and Art

“You don’t need to know anything ahead of time to volunteer “—these are the words of Jo-Ann Heidenreich, a current volunteer for Nashville’s Parthenon Docent Program. Her love of art and Greek mythology is a perfect match for the opportunity to serve as an ambassador, promoting

awareness and providing education about the Parthenon.

Jo-Ann’s work as a teacher and administrator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for thirty years and as an educational consultant in more than twelve states, including Tennessee, set the stage for her vital role as docent.

As docents for the Parthenon, volunteers become teachers, guides, givers of directions, and public relations experts—all in one. The program, which started in 1998, is now in its third decade. Docents are work four to eight hours a month at the iconic Nashville attraction and commit to one year in various volunteer duties.

To obtain further information or to participate in this fascinating program, contact the Parthenon at or call 615-862-8431. For other volunteer opportunities as a docent, contact museums, historical homes, or other locations of historical or artistic importance in your community.

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