Las Guias Program


Often the principal contact between the Heard Museum and the visiting public is provided by a corps of trained and accredited guides called Las Guias (Spanish for guides). This group of dedicated volunteers extends hospitality, provides interpretation of exhibits and programs and, in a warm and personal way, implements the official mission of the museum, ”to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the art, heritage, and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.”

Any member of the Heard Museum Guild may join Las Guias. To become a guide, the student must complete the basic training course of 96 hours and demonstrate effective guiding performance in the museum galleries. In addition, every guide must be a Heard Museum member as well as a Guild member.

The Las Guias training course begins each fall in October under the sponsorship of the Heard Museum Guild working closely with the professional staff of the museum’s Education Department. The class is online and/or in-person. There is no charge and no prerequisite beyond interest. In-person classes will be held two Tuesdays per month from 10 AM to 12 PM, November through February. March and April will be spent doing practice tours with a mentor (each student is assigned a mentor).

Registration Is Open for 2024-2025 Las Guias Docent Training Program
Click Here for Application Form.
Questions may be directed to Jackie Stubbs at


Follow the links below to learn more about the Las Guias program.

Las Guias Education

Periodic Performance Review

Performance Reviewers

Performance Review Form


Education Recognition

Annual Education Awards

Guild Education Council

Where do I start?

For complete information, please contact Jackie Stubbs at

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