Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Cara Sutherland appointed Executive Director
Cara Sutherland has been appointed Executive Director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, NH. She began work on April 1, 2016. Sutherland was Executive Director of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art in Scranton, PA, and she brings a wide range of experience at history museums, large and small, encompassing 14 years of experience as a museum director. She previously directed a regional maritime museum, the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum in Virginia from 2002- 2004. Earlier, Ms. Sutherland worked in New York City for the Freedom Forum as Consulting Curator of the First Amendment Center from 2000-2002 and as Curator and Exhibit Developer at the Newseum in Arlington, VA from 1996-2000. She began her curatorial career at the Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington, MA as Curator of Exhibitions from 1990-1995.
A native of New York’s Champlain Valley near the Québec border, Ms. Sutherland wanted to be closer to family in a more northern and rural environment, and found Tamworth a location that felt like home. Her interest in historic textiles led her into the museum field and her current passion is traditional foodways. She enjoys artisanal canning and food preservation, winning ribbons at fairs, most recently at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Perfect for a doctor museum & farm, Sutherland pursued doctoral studies at SUNY Binghamton and has a special interest in medical history. She holds an M.A. in American Social & Cultural History from the University of Delaware where she was a Hagley Fellow, 1982-1984. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College, 1981. Ms. Sutherland is a published author, taught college-level courses in Public History, and has presented at many East Coast professional conferences.