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"Growing up, I traveled a lot with my family, and that sparked a love of history and exploring. That spark never went away because I always knew I wanted to work with history, but in the beginning, I didn't exactly know what that meant. When I went to school at the University of Mary Washington, I was working towards a degree in Historic Preservation to get experience in all facets of the museum field. Through internships, volunteering, and coursework I dabbled in archaeology, architecture, collections, and education.

I first learned about VAM towards the end of my studies and while I was working part-time as a Historic Interpreter. I have been a member of the Virginia Association of Museums for over 10 years now and I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without VAM. After several of my coworkers had attended the conference and I learned about all the different training opportunities that were available and I was instantly hooked..."

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  • By supporting VAM, you are ensuring that we can continue to offer services for museum professionals, volunteers and students around the Commonwealth. 
  • Our services include: Professional Development, Advocacy, Networking, and the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts Program

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