Meet Jo Rader
Docent Volunteer of the Month

Docent Volunteer of the Month
Jo Rader
Docent Volunteer of the Month

Jo has been a volunteer at The Bryan for a little over a year, and we are fortunate to have her. History becomes an adventure story on Jo's tours with her captivating storytelling. Her tour is one you will not soon forget! If you are lucky enough to find Jo leading your tour, be sure to thank her for her time and dedication.


We asked Jo a few questions about her time at the Museum:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a sixth-generation Texan and have never lived anywhere else. I am retired after having worked thirty-seven years as an elementary school teacher and a middle school librarian. I love spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling.

What enticed you to become a volunteer at The Bryan Museum?

Within one week of having visited the Museum for the first time, I had volunteered to be a part of this beautiful place. The docent who led my tour was definitely an inspiration. I started out as a guest services volunteer and completed docent training in May.

What is your favorite part of being a Bryan Museum volunteer?

My favorite part of being here is interacting with guests, and I am continually learning.

What is your favorite thing about the Museum?

I love the arrangement of the galleries, as they begin with the earliest people and continue into the twentieth century. It all flows like an amazing adventure story.