University of Delaware, 2016-2018

Masters of Arts, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

University of Mary Washington, 2010- 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Historic Preservation and American Studies, minor Museum Studies

  • Senior Thesis: “Acres Made Sacred”: Ferry Farm, the Cherry Tree, and the Manipulation of Memory
  • GPA: 3.87 (summa cum laude)



The Virginia Historical Society   Library Clerk   April 2014 – Present

  • Assist patrons in the Reading Room by serving manuscripts and published materials and answering research questions
  • Develop content for the society’s blog interpreting pieces from the collections
  • Maintain meticulous cataloging system for manuscripts, rare books, sheet music, broadsides, and general collections
  • Researched, created, and led a Behind the Scenes tour titled, “Virginia is for Lovers,” interpreting pieces from the VHS collections for the public
  • HTML coded a finding aid for the Preston family papers to make searchable online

George Washington Foundation, Stafford, VA      Education and Curatorial Intern   2013-2014

  • Developed interactive educational programs for Kenmore and Ferry Farm historic sites
  • Cataloged and inventoried research papers of local historian
  • Assisted with professional collections assessment of ceramics, metals, glass, and furniture

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville, VA      Curatorial Intern       Summer 2013

  • Managed a digital archive through LUNA Imaging Suite
  • Created and implemented metadata system for digital media
  • Assisted with media and publicity for events, including the July 7 Naturalization Ceremony

James Monroe Museum, Fredericksburg, VA      Bowley Scholar       2012-2013

  • Completed inventory and conditions reports with photography of objects, then updates to Past Perfect object records
  • Planned and researched for new exhibits and developed lesson plans
  • Processed loans and participated in donor relations

University of Virginia Project Services, Charlottesville, VA   Project Assistant  Summers  2011-2012

  • Organized LEED documentation for renovation projects, including Pavilion IX in the historic Academical Village
  • Provided photographic and measured documentation of Randall Hall

Awards and Positions

Grace Wadsworth Award for Professional Promise and Potential to Make a Significant Contribution to the Field of Historic Preservation, 2014

Glen R. Thomas Award for Highest GPA in American Studies, 2014

Student Representative to the History and American Studies Department, 2013-2014

Representative to the COPLAC Century America project, Spring 2014

Teagle Foundation Scholar, 2014

Annie Fleming Smith Scholarship Recipient, 2013-2014

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, inducted 2013

Gen. Albert J. Bowley Scholarship Recipient, 2012-2013

Professional Membership

Member of the Virginia Association of Museums

  • Candidate for Certificate in Museum Management, 2014 – Present

Other Skills

  • PastPerfect and ReDiscovery collections management softwares
  • AutoCAD and HABS-level architectural documentation
  • ArcGIS and spatial analysis
  • WordPress
  • InDesign and Adobe Photoshop
  • Use of DSLR cameras and their programs
  • Excel and Microsoft Office Suite

References available upon request: candicegroland@gmail.com