Adam Foreman, Executive Director for the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) introduced Molly Dickerson as the new Facilities Manager for APHN recently at the Lemee House in Natchitoches. Dickerson has been involved in restoration/preservation projects for several years in West Virginia and Ohio. She was recently awarded the Friends of Wheeling Preservation Award in recognition for her work and leadership in the restoration of the historic Capitol Theater’s marquis windows.
The focus of much of Dickerson’s work will be with the historic Melrose Plantation House and the eight buildings there as well as the Lemee House in Natchitoches. Her responsibilities will be varied and will call upon the many experiences she has had as a restorer, curator, painter, finisher, etc.
Dickerson is an honor graduate of Belmont College in Ohio receiving an Associate Degree in Building Preservation/Restoration. The Building Preservation/Restoration program of Bellmont is one of the oldest and most recognized programs of its kind in the nation. The program’s emphasis on “hands-on” learning has established its curriculum as a national model for traditional trade’s education. He subsequent work experience in Ohio and West Virginia has involved the many facets of restoration, replication and installation preparing her for this next opportunity in her career.
She is married to Jonathan Dickerson who will continue his work as a freelance writer at Melrose.