Small Museum Association

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About Us

The Small Museum Association is an all-volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. SMA's mission is to develop and maintain a peer network among people who work for small museums, giving them opportunities to learn, share knowledge and support one another, so that they, in turn, can better serve their institutions, communities and profession.

On this website, you will find information about SMA, including our annual conference, advocacy efforts, and resources for small museums. We welcome you to join our community as a member and to connect with us on our Facebook page

Board Members

President:  Kristen Butler, Director of Programs, Delaplaine Arts Center, Inc. (Email:

Vice President:  Julie Bryan, Executive Director, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Morgantown, WV (Email:

Treasurer:  Nora Venezky, Executive Director, Seneca Falls Museum, Seneca Falls, WV (Email:

Secretary: Robin MacDonald, Board Vice President, Arden Craft Shop Museum, Arden, DE 


  • Julie Bryan, Executive Director, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Morgantown, WV
  • William Roulett, Museum Director, National Guard Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
  • Abbie Wilson, Director of Education, Dawes Arboretum, Newark, OH 
  • Sarah Coster, Museum Consultant, Annapolis, MD
  • Nicole DeGuzman
  • Amanda Ferrario, Manager, Octagon Museum, Washington, DC
  • Jillian Decker, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Director of Development & Communications, Summit, NJ
  • Maria Vann
  • Savannah Harris, Museum Director, Museum of Miniatures, Carmel, IN
Immediate Past President: Derek Finn, Philadelphia, PA 

Conference Committee Members

Conference Committee Chair: William Roulett email
Speaker Coordinators: Hannah Gaston & Jeremy Angstadt email
Resource Hall Coordinator: Alaina McNaughton email
Conference Registrar: Caitlin Playle email
Hotel Coordinator: Tiffany Ahalt email
Scholarship & Award Coordinator: Colin Havener email

Accessibility Coordinator: Matthew Wagner email

Silent Auction Coordinator: Carlene Bermann email

Events Coordinator: Elise Petersen email

Digital Schedule Coordinator: Anne Comer email

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