Sarah Meyers, Curator

Sarah has lived on the Eastern Shore for over 30 years and is a 2001 graduate of Salisbury University with a BA in History, specializing in military history, with an emphasis on WWII and German POWs in America during the war, and a concentration in Museum Studies. In college, she served as an intern for the Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, MD, where she catalogued artifacts, built an exhibit about oyster harvesting, and had a paper published, Smoke on the Pocomoke: Military Activities on the Pocomoke River 1635-Present. She also worked part time for a local archaeologist and eventually became the Assistant Director of the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in Fenwick Island, DE. During her tenure, she participated in underwater archaeological digs, researched and built numerous exhibits, lectured to many civic organizations and adult classes, wrote interpretive media, did artifact restoration, and had another paper published about Pirates on the Delmarva Peninsula. Sarah then became the Executive Director at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, before working briefly in politics as a Constituent Liaison for State Senator Jim Mathias. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Samuel Chase Chapter and serves as their Historian. Sarah is also a member of the Daughters of the War of 1812 and is currently the President of the newly formed Commodore Stephen Decatur Chapter of the NUSD1812. Sarah enjoys quilting, cooking & baking, and genealogy and has been doing family research for several years (she can trace one branch of her family tree back to the year 350 BCE). She joined the staff at Poplar Hill Mansion, as the Curator, in July of 2013.