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art historian , Museum director

Christine Dearborn Minter-Dowd, museum director, art historian. Recipient Special Achievement award, Smithsonian Institution, 1983.


Minter-Dowd, Christine Dearborn was born on September 21, 1952 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Victor Lee and Mary Alice (Schreiber) Minter.


Bachelor of Science, Salem College, 1974. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1981—1982.


Field researcher Museum Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1974—1978. Writer Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1978—1983. Director Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, since 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Finders' Guide to Decorative Arts in the Smithsonian Institution, 1983, curator exhibition Made in Alexandria, 1977, Southern Silversmiths, 1977. Contributor articles to professional journal.


Associate National Trust for History Preservation. Resident associate Smithsonian Institution. Member Museum Early Southern Decorative Arts.

Member of American Association State and Local History, American Association Museum, Decorative Arts Society, American Silver Guild (secretary 1980-1981, vice president 1979-1980), Washington Assembly Club, Washington Arts Club.


Married Daniel Victor Dowd, May 28, 1977.

Victor Lee Minter

Mary Alice (Schreiber) Minter

Daniel Victor Dowd