Sacramento auto museum’s 31st docent-training class opens Jan. 6

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento will open its 31st docent-training class on Jan. 6.

The series of weekly, 6 p.m. Wednesday classes at the museum, 2200 Front St., is designed to train volunteer teachers and tour guides to explain various automotive topics and the museum’s collection to visitors.

The 20-week program includes instruction in automotive history, vehicle makes and interpretation skills. Nearly 50 automotive experts are involved in instruction.

Extensive knowledge of motor vehicles is not required. Prospective docents must be 18 or older. Docent class graduates should be able to donate two four-hour shifts a month for two years following completion of the course.

A $99 fee covers course materials and a one-year membership in the museum.

To sign up or obtain more information, call (916) 442-6802 or visit calautomuseum.org.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover