Julie is a long-time resident of south-central Pennsylvania and has devoted her life to public service and the not- for- profit community, most recently working for the Girl Scouts. She has also worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and served in the Peace Corps.
The 2021 season will be an eventful year for the Museum as it unveils two of its most significant exhibits. 2021 is the 100th anniversary of A.T. Founder Benton MacKaye’s article which called for an Appalachian Trail. This year the A.T. Museum will display an exhibit of MacKaye’s study, the Sky Parlor. This will be the first time these artifacts will be put on exhibit. The artifacts include his desk and many of his personal hiking books.
Also, the Museum will introduce an interactive map of the A.T. This will be one of the most ambitious exhibits the Museum has mounted with a comprehensive view of the A.T. including many physical, geographical and cultural features of the A.T. and surrounding areas.
As the new manager of the Museum, Julie will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to staff the Museum, running the Museum store and supervising collections as well as all other phases of Museum operations.