A Greenville, S.C., woman is now part of the Thomson staff of the Watson-Brown Foundation.
Sydney Peden joined the Foundation on July 2 as the new educator. Miss Peden completed her master's degree in history and museum studies at the Cooperstown, N.Y., graduate program in May.
Miss Peden is very passionate about educating young people and looks forward to expanding the educational offerings of the Foundation's Thomson historic sites. She will be in charge of booking field trips for schools to Hickory Hill and the Tom Watson Birthplace, teaching programs, designing community outreach programs, and creating new programs for adults and children.
"The Foundation's presence is growing by leaps and bounds - we host hundreds of students at our grounds each semester," said Curator Michelle Zupan. "The welcome addition of Sydney to our ranks will help us be more responsive to our audience and more pro-active in our educational endeavors."
The current staff of Watson-Brown consists of Tad Brown, president; Judy Ansley, bookkeeper, Florence Ann Story, administrative assistant, Sarah Katherine McNeil, scholarship and alumni director; Dexter Rhodes, groundskeeper; Robert Bergamy, security and grounds; Michelle Zupan, curator for Hickory Hill and the Birthplace; Miss Peden, educator; Sam Thomas, curator of T.R.R. Cobb House; Shanon Hayes, program director for T.R.R. Cobb House; and Connie Skripko, Atlanta office manager.