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Dorothy Mccracken Filley

Dorothy Mccracken Filley, museum consultant, antique textiles and costume restorer. Member Cooperstown Graduate Association, Junior League Tory (president 1950-1951).


  • Filley, Dorothy Mccracken was born on August 22, 1915 in St. ine, Florida, United States. Daughter of Fred Weooman and Rozella May (Leith) McCracken.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, Skidmore College, 1936. Master of Arts in Museology, State University of New York-Oneonta, 1974.


    • Founder, director Rensselaer County Junior Museum, Troy, New York, 1954-1959. Exhibits consultant to New York State historian New York State Education Department, Albany, 1956-1957. Museum consultant History Society, Saratoga Springs, New York-Park Casino, 1971-1974.

      Curator, coordinator Rockefeller Empire State Mall Art Collection, Albany, 1978-1980. Curator exhibits and collections Albany Institute History and Art, 1974-1981, museum consultant, 1981-1984. Member New York State Council on the Arts Museum Advisory Board, New York City, 1974-1975.

      Consultant compiling history Town of Colonie, Newtonville, New York, 1975. Member advisory board Shaker Heritage Society, Albany, 1981-1988. Consultant textiles and costumes Albany Institute History and Art, 1983-1989.

      Consultant Troy Savings Bank Oil Painting Collection of bank presidents from 1823 to 1987 for conservation, 1988. Special research consultant History of State University of New York University Plaza Building, 1986. Historian Village Improvement Society, Yarmouth, Maine, 1992-1996.

      Volunteer Junior Museum Collections. Member collections committee Rensselaer County Junior Museum, since 1997.


    • Author: Recapturing Wisdom's Valley, 1975.


    Member Cooperstown Graduate Association, Junior League Tory (president 1950-1951).



    Gardening, tennis, swimming, wildlife preservation.


    • Married Marcus Lucius Filley IV, September 11, 1937. Children: Leith Child Filley Colen, Linda Derrick Filley Laguerre.
    • father: Fred Weooman McCracken
    • mother: Rozella May (Leith) McCracken
    • spouse: Marcus Lucius Filley IV
    • children: Leith Child Filley Colen Filley
    • Linda Derrick Filley Laguerre Filley
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    Born August 22, 1915
    • 1936
      Skidmore College
    • 1974
      State University of New York-Oneonta
    • 1956 - 1957
      exhibits consultant, to New York State historian New York State Education Department
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1971 - 1974
      museum consultant, History Society
      Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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