The Rotary Club of Wicomico County is pleased to welcome to its Tuesday, July 23rd meeting Sarah Meyers, Curator of the Poplar Hill Mansion.
Sarah has lived on the Eastern Shore for over 29 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.
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 Librarian and is looking to become a member of the Daughters of the War of 1812.
Sarah enjoys quilting, 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.
Annually, The Rotary Club of Wicomico County contributes over $50,000 back into our community through the support of agencies and causes including: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, scholarships for local high school and college students, The Christian Shelter, RYLA, Easter Seals Camp Fairlee, Polio Eradication (Global), Fruitland Community Center, HALO, Wicomico County Library, the construction of wheel chair ramps and much more.
The Rotary Club of Wicomico County meets every Tuesday at noon in the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center at 500 Glen Avenue in Salisbury. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Wicomico County or to obtain membership information, please contact Gary Stiegler, Membership Chair at email@example.com or visit the club’s website at www.wicomicorotary.com.