One month after The Mitford Museum’s grand opening to four hundred visitors from 34 states and Scotland, Sarah Thomas has been named our long-sought Museum Director.
Sarah brings the museum and its supporters more than 25 years of marketing, non-profit management, and fundraising experience, including six years in public relations at Biltmore Estate. More recently, she spent fifteen years in management and fundraising roles at a prominent western North Carolina children’s ministry.
Our founder and Executive Director, Jan Karon, will continue to guide the vision for our non-profit museum as Sarah assumes the day-to-day operations and management.
‘Sarah’s rich background experience,’ says Jan, ‘is not only of enormous value to the museum and its retail shop, but to the economic aims of the town of Hudson.’
Sarah is also the author of seven books of historical fiction, and a longtime fan of the Mitford novels upon which the museum bases its outreach programs to the community.