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Janet Kay Seapker

Janet Kay Seapker, museum administrator, architectural historian, consultant. Graduate program fellow State University of New York, Cooperstown, 1969-1970; recipient Professional Service award North Carolina Museum Council, 1982, Woman of Achievement award Young Women’s Christian Association, 1994, Historic Wilmington foundation Katherine Howell Lifetime Achievement award, 2008.


  • Seapker, Janet Kay was born on November 2, 1947 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Charles Henry and Kathryn Elizabeth (Dany) Seapker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pittsburgh, 1969. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Cooperstown, 1975.


    • Park ranger National Park Service, summers 1967-1969. Architectural historian North Carolina Archives and History, Raleigh, 1971—1976, history preservation administrator, 1976—1977, grant-in-aid administrator, 1977—1978. Director Cape Fear Museum (formerly New Hanover County Museum), Wilmington, 1978—2000, retired.

      Architectural historian-preservation/mus. consultant. Curator University North Carolina Wilmington's Kenan House, 2003—2004, Minnie Evans Study Center, Cameron Art Museum, 2008—2009. Board directors Bellamy Mansion Foundation, Wilmington, 1986-1989, 91-97, Lower Cape Fear History Society, Wilmington, 1985-1988.

      North Carolina representative Southeast Museum Conference, 1986-1990. Board directors Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visiting Bureau, 1997-2001, secretary, 2001, Wrightsville Beach Museum, 2004-2005. Field reviewer Institute Museum Services, 1982-2001.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Wilmington, 1979-1981, Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, 1996-1998. Board directors History Wilmington Foundation, 1979-1984, president, 1980-1981. Member Community Appearance Commission, Wilmington, 1984-1988, 250th Anniversary Commission, Wilmington, 1986-1990.

    Member Wilmington Historic Preservation Commission, 2005-2008, vice chair Historic Preservation Commission. President Friends of Oakdale Cemetery, Inc., 2004-2008. Member American Association Museum (accreditation visiting committee 1983-2001, reviewer museum assessment program 1982-2002), National Trust History Preservation, Southeastern Museum Conference (North Carolina state representative 1986-1990), North Carolina Museum Council (secretary-treasurer 1978-1984, president 1984-1986.

    Recepient William T. Anderson award 2004), History Preservation Found North Carolina (secretary 1976-1978).


    • Married Edward F. Turberg, May 24, 1975.
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    Born November 2, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1969
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1975
      State University of New York
    • 1971 - 1976
      architect, ural historian North Carolina Archives and History
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1978
      director, Cape Fear Museum (formerly New Hanover County Museum)
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 2003 - 2004
      curator University North Carolina Wilmington's Kenan House
    • 2008 - 2009
      curator University North Carolina Wilmington's Kenan House
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