Prospective docents will participate in a six-week training course, held once a week for three and one half hour sessions. Trainees hear from expert speakers and content specialists on pertinent topics such as: Rindge/Adamson Family history, architecture, artists and tile design, Chumash history, and the biological diversity of the Malibu Lagoon. Docents will learn techniques on how to conduct effective tours.
Successful docents are expected to commit a minimum of eight hours a month or more to give house tours, group tours and children's tours to the public. In addition to the minimum commitment, there are many other volunteer and enrichment opportunities including periodic lectures and cultural field trips.
If interested in becoming a docent at the Adamson House, please contact:
or (310) 456 8432 Box #6 for more information.
The Adamson House is a 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival residence adjacent to Surfrider Beach, built by Rhoda Rindge Adamson (daughter of Frederick Hastings Rindge and May Knight Rindge, last owners of the Malibu Spanish land grant) and her husband, Merritt Adamson. The Rindge/Adamson families have a significant place in Southern California history. The home retains most of the family’s furnishings from the 1930s to the 1960s and features extensive tile work from the family’s famed Malibu Potteries. The residence and collection offer a glimpse into Malibu’s past.