What inspires Docents at the Nixon Library?
Berndt is a Fullerton resident who has been a docent for 13 years. Before he became a volunteer at the Library Berndt worked for the LA County Sheriff’s office and retired as a Lieutenant. He says, “I love meeting and conversing with people. The Library is the ideal place to meet people from different backgrounds and areas. I love history and am a fan of President Nixon so the library is the perfect place for me to do what I like to do.”
Sue was a registered nurse and lives in Los Alamitos with her family. Soon to observe her first year as a docent Sue says, “I was inspired to become a docent eager to share our piece of impressive history with the community and those visiting our library from afar. I have gained so much insight and historical knowledge; however the greatest pleasure has been meeting and capturing the excitement from our visitors that are so impressed as they tour our facility, often anxious to return for more. I gain much more from them than I could ever give; it is so exciting!”
Dan is a former travel marketer who lives in Anaheim Hills. He’s been a docent since 2015. He says his greatest satisfaction in being a docent comes from sharing history with our guests and opening their minds to new information about the life, times, and presidency of Richard Nixon. He adds, “If you love history – especially if you lived through the 60’s and 70’s – being a guide and docent is a truly satisfying and fulfilling ‘hobby’. Takes only a little time each month. You meet great people, expand your knowledge and provide a valuable service to the community. Hope many will see this, investigate and come learn if being a docent is right for them.”