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. If you have questions, contact information for our board and conference committee members is available on the About page

Board Members

President:  Kristen Butler, Director of Programs, Delaplaine Arts Center, Inc. (Email: president@smallmuseum.org)

Vice President: Julie Bryan, Executive Director, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Morgantown, WV  (Email: veep@smallmuseum.org)
Treasurer:  Nora Venezky, Executive Director, Seneca Falls Museum, Seneca Falls, WV (Email: treasurer@smallmuseum.org)
Secretary: Robin MacDonald, Board Vice President, Arden Craft Shop Museum, Arden, DE 
Members-At-Large:

  • William Roulett, Education Director, Fire Museum of Maryland, Lutherville, MD
  • Abbie Wilson, Director of Education, Dawes Arboretum, Newark, OH 
  • Jessica O'Connor, Programs Assistant, Museum of Mississippi History, Jackson, MS
  • Kalin Thomas, Baltimore, MD
  • Sarah Rauscher, Education Department Coordinator, Historic Ships, Baltimore, MD
  • Sarah Coster, Museum Consultant, Annapolis, MD
  • Nicole DeGuzman
  • Alli Hartley-Kong
  • Amy Davis


Immediate Past President: Derek Finn, Philadelphia, PA 
Legal Advisor (ex-officio): Hurst Hessey, Hessey & Hessey, P.A., Baltimore, MD

Conference Committee Members

Conference Committee Chair: William Roulett email
Speaker Coordinator: Amanda S. Davis & Kelsey Brow email
Resource Hall Coordinator: Meagan Baco email
Conference Registrar: Hannah Gaston email
Hotel & Events Coordinator: Tiffany Ahalt email
Scholarship & Award Coordinator: Althea Grey-McKenzie email

Accessibility Coordinator: Matthew Wagner email


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