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John Howard Verrill

John Howard Verrill, museum director. Recipient Governor's citation, Maryland Governor Schaeffer, 1994, award Small Museum Association, 2006.


  • Verrill, John Howard was born on June 17, 1947 in Biddeford, Maine, United States. Son of Charles Owen and Elizabeth Martha (Handy) Verrill.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Campbell University, 1969.


    • Teacher St. Mary's County Schools, Leonardtown, Maryland, 1969-1973. Sales manager Kable News Company, New York City, 1973-1979. Contract administrator Fischbach and Moore, L.K. Comstock, Lanham, Maryland, 1979-1983.

      Agricultural entrepreneur Jubilee Farm, Hebron, 1983-1987. Museum manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Wallops Island, Virginia, 1985. Executive director Purnell Museum, Snow Hill, Maryland, 1986-1993, Ea Shore of Virginia History Society, Onancock, Virginia, since 1993.

      Faculty member Seminar for History Administration at Colonial Williamsburg, 1999-2000.


    • Editor: (book) Trustee, Board Member Handbook, 1995.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    President Wicomico County Fair, Salisbury, Maryland, 1986, Southeast Shore Travel Council, Salisbury, 1988, Lions Club, Hebron, Maryland, 1991, Onancock Rotary Club, 2007. Active History Administration 1999-2000. Lay Eucharistic minister.

    Member American Association Museum, S. Eastern Museum Conference (mentor 1994)), Virginia Association Museum (mentor 1997, treasurer 2004-2005, vice president since 2006), American Association State and Local History, Small Museum Association (chairman 1990, board directors since 1997), Rotary Club Melfa, Virginia (president 1995), Eastern Shore Barrier Islands Center (board directors since 1995).



    Home restoration, gardening, boating, travel.


    • Married Carol Christine Cory, September 8, 1967. 1 child, Nathan Lawrence.
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    Born June 17, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Campbell University
    • 1969 - 1973
      Teacher, St. Mary's County Schools
      Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
    • 1973 - 1979
      sales manager, Kable News Company
    • 1979 - 1983
      contract administrator, Fischbach and Moore
      Lanham, Maryland, United States
    • 1983 - 1987
      agricultural entrepreneur Jubilee Farm
      Hebron, Ohio, United States
    • 1985
      museum manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
      Wallops Island, Virginia, United States
    • 1986 - 1993
      executive, director Purnell Museum
      Snow Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1993
      executive, director Purnell Museum
      Onancock, Virginia, United States