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historian , Museum director

Monta Lee Dakin, museum director, historian. President Parents Advisory Group, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1993; trustee Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Northern Virginia, 1993-1994.

Background

Dakin, Monta Lee was born on October 20, 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. Daughter of William Edward and Doris Elvina (Franson) Dakin.

Education

Bachelor in Psychology, Knox College, 1974. Master of Arts in American Studies, George Washington University, 1983.

Career

Assistant curator Mount Vernon (Virginia) Ladies Association, 1975-1977. Museum technician Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1980-1983. Curator of collections Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1983-1987.

Director Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria, Virginia, since 1987.

Membership

President Parents Advisory Group, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1993. Trustee Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Northern Virginia, 1993-1994.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: swimming.

Connections

Married James Michael Owens, July 15, 1978 (divorced March 1993). 1 child, James Dakin.

father:
William Edward Dakin

mother:
Doris Elvina (Franson) Dakin

spouse:
James Michael Owens

child:
James Dakin