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Paula Welshimer Locklair

Paula Welshimer Locklair, museum administrator, curator. Achievements include planned and supervised the restoration of the most important 18th century American pipe organ; made by David Tannenberg of Lititz, PA, for the Salem Moravian Church, 1799/1800, Salem, North Carolina.

Background

  • Locklair, Paula Welshimer was born on February 13, 1950 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Ralph Hornig and Eileen Luke Welshimer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Art History, Hollins College, 1972. Master of Arts in Art History, Oberlin College, 1975.

    Career

    • Assistant curator Old Salem Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1972—1974, curator of collections, 1975—2001, director department collections, 1987—2001, vice president Museum Early Southern Decorative Arts and The Horton Center Museums, 2001—2005, vice president strategic planning, since 2005. Museum Assessment Program II surveyor American Association Museums, Washington, 1985—1997. Evaluator for general operating support awards Institute Museum and Library.

      Sciences, Washington, 2001—2002. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include planned and supervised the restoration of the most important 18th century American pipe organ. Made by David Tannenberg of Lititz, PA, for the Salem Moravian Church, 1799/1800, Salem, North Carolina.

    Works

    • Author: Moravian Decorative Arts in North Carolina, 1981, Splendid Service, 2004, Southern Perspective, 2005, (exhibit catalog) Quilts, Coverlets & Counterpanes, 1997, Images of Fashion: 1790-1840, 1989. Project director (exhibition) Old Salem Toy Museum, Pipes, Pedals, Keys & Bellows, Oh, What a Beautiful Doll!, Images of Fashion: 1790-1840.

    Membership

    Member of Organ History Society, Embroiderers' Guild American, Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly, Southeastern Museums Conference, North Carolina Museums Council, American Horticultural Society.

    Connections

    • Married Dan Steven Locklair, July 23, 1983.
    • father: Ralph Hornig
    • mother: Eileen Luke Welshimer
    • spouse: Dan Steven Locklair
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    Born February 13, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Hollins College
    • 1975
      Oberlin College
    • 1972 - 1974
      Assistant, curator Old Salem Incorporated
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1975 - 2001
      Assistant, curator Old Salem Incorporated