Welcome to the Tennessee Association of Museums


Board of Directors 2022

Executive Committee
Past President ('22-'23)

  President ('20-'21)

Polly Brasher
Discovery Park of America
830 Everett Blvd
Union City, TN 38261
Ph: (731) 885-5455
Email: pbrasher@discoveryparkofamerica.com

Treasurer ('19-'21)
Brad Kavan
Associate Registrar
TN State Museum
505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN . 37243
Ph: (615)
Email: bradkavan@gmail.com
  President Elect ('20 - '21) 
Charles Googe

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4119 Cromwell Rd

Chattanooga, TN  37421

Ph: 423-894-8028

Email: googecw@gmail.com

Secretary ('20-'23)

Brigette J. Jones

Director of Equitable Partnerships

Belle Meade Historic Site

Email: brigettejones60@yahoo.com

  Vice President - East TN ('19-'21)

Rebecca P'Simer

Curator of Collections

East TN Historical Society

E: psimer@easttnhistory.org

Vice President - West TN ('20-'23)

Sonia Outlaw Clark

West Tennessee Delta Heritage Museum

121 Sunny Hill Cove

Brownsville, TN  38012

Email: sonia.clark@westtnheritage.com

Vice President - Middle TN ('18-'20)

Joe Sweatt

Board member of Promise Land Community


Email: jlsweatt1@gmail.com


  State Coordinator 
Debbie Shaw
PO Box 330984
Nashville, TN 37203
Ph: (615) 495-3354
Email: tnmuseums@gmail.com

Board Members and Committees

Communications Chair ('19 - '21) 
Rene Rodgers  
Birthplace of Country Music      
416 State Street
Bristol, TN  37623          
phone: (423) 573-1927
E-mail: rrodgers@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

Awards Chair ('19-'21)
Tori Mason
Nashville Zoo and Croft House
Historic Site Manager      
3777 Nolensville Rd
Nashville, TN  37211          
phone: (615)833-1534 ext 130
E-mail: tmason@nashvillezoo.org

Conference Chair ('18-'20) 
Bethany Hawkins
American Association of State and Local History
2021 21st Ave S, Ste 320
Nashville, TN 37212
Ph: (615) 320-3203
Email: hawkins@aaslh.org

Professional Program Chair ('19-'21)

Sarah A. Williams

Museum Program Coordinator

Tennessee Agricultural Museum

404 Hogan Rd

Nashville, TN  37220

Email: Williams.sarah317@gmail.com

Technology Chair ('18-'20)

Erica Dahlgren

Director of Interpretation and Operations

Belle Meade Historic Site


Development Chair ('20 - '23)

Chris Grisham

K-12 Education Manager

Tennessee State Museum

Email: christopher.grisham@tn.gov

Membership Chair ('18-'20)

Beth Thompson

Cookeville History/ Depot Museums

116 W Broad St

Cookeville, TN  38501


Student Outreach Chair ('20 - '23)
Jenny Lamb

Executive Director
Historic Sam Davis Home 
Email: director@samdavishome.org

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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