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consultant , museum administrator , architectural historian

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


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.

Charles Henry Seapker

Kathryn Elizabeth (Dany) Seapker

Edward F. Turberg