How are you connected to the Montshire?
I am the Office Coordinator/Educational Assistant. In addition to being the voice that answers the phone, I coordinate school group visits, handle summer camp registrations, oversee requests for nonprofit fundraisers, and send museum passes to social service agencies in our area, along with all other general office duties (whew!).
What is your favorite exhibit?
The fog machine. I am mesmerized by the little swirling fingers of fog and love to see how the fog moves over and around the different shaped blocks (fascinating and beautiful!).
What do you wish everyone knew about the Museum?
How wonderful the staff is and how excited and enthusiastic each person is about what they do at the Museum.
Is there one word you would use to describe the Museum?
When was the first time you came to the Montshire?
It had to have been shortly after I moved here in 1997 with my then five-year-old son (who is now 18). It was a "must see" destination and attraction, and another benefit (one of many) of living in the Upper Valley.
What do you wish we could do that we aren't doing now?
Tough question. There are so many things that we do well, especially for being the small museum that we are.
What do you find most rewarding about working at the Montshire?
Being able to offer our community all the wonderful programming that we do for people of all ages. Also, to see all the smiles and hear all the excited voices from our smaller visitors when they have discovered something new and fascinating.
How long have you been working at the Museum?
Only since last July.
What is the best kept secret at the Montshire?
The fabulous staff. I am not sure the general public knows how much effort is put into all the wonderful exhibits and programs that the museum has to offer.
What is your favorite Montshire story to tell?
This past summer, my husband, 10-year-old daughter and I packed a picnic lunch and took the White River Flyer from White River Junction to the Museum. We spent the whole afternoon exploring the museum and Science Park, and then took the train back to WRJ. It was the most wonderful way to spend a summer day with my family and left me with a great memory.