Dick Goossen has been volunteering as a docent at the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum for three years. He is originally from Littleton, Colorado, and retired full time to Sun City seven years ago after spending six winters here as a snowbird. Prior to retirement, he owned his own sales agency selling furniture as a factory representative to the retail trade in the Rocky Mountain states.
Mr. Goossen’s interests include a love of history, traveling around the world, talking and interacting with people and visiting museums when he travels. It was only natural that he would find a home at the museum where he could continue to share his love of history while also interacting with the many guests.
Mr. Goossen states that volunteering as a docent allows him to continue developing his speaking skills and allows him to relive history. He credits his prior sales background as an asset in his ability to speak with groups of people.
When not involved with the museum, he enjoys golf and leathercraft in Sun City.
Mr. Goossen’s favorite exhibit in the museum is the Del Webb Room. This room showcases the life and accomplishments of Del Webb including his early years in Arizona, his government contract work and his involvement with the New York Yankees among others. Mr. Goossen feels it is important to keep the living history of the Sun City area and the improvements made over the years alive for visitors to enjoy now and in the future.
The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum is always looking for enthusiastic, history loving people to join the museum as a docent. Those who enjoy interacting with the public and would like to share their interest in the local history of Sun City may volunteer. Training is provided.
Visit delwebbsuncitiesmuseum.org or call Tammy at 716-445-7383 for more information.