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Meet the Team

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion Staff

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Matthew S. Davis

Matthew S. Davis

Director of Historic Museums
478-445-4545
Biography

Matt serves as the Director of Historic Museums at Georgia College, which includes Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Andalusia: The Home of Flannery O’Connor, and The Sallie Ellis Davis House. His duties include oversight of the historic properties, coordinating administrative functions, research, curatorial work, educational programming, fundraising, and management of the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees, Milledgeville Chapter. Matt is a native of Kinston, NC and received his education at Georgia College & State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History in 2002 and a Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History in 2004. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgia College and Georgia Military College.

Matt is a member of several professional museum groups and boards. He was the founder and first chair of the Milledgeville Museum Association and was elected president of the Georgia Association of Museums in 2018. In 2019, he was elected to the governing council of the Southeastern Museums Conference and was elected by the membership as Vice President in 2020. He also serves as chair of the evaluation committee and co-chair of the Mid-Career professionals committee of SEMC. Additionally, he is the immediate past State Awards Chair for the American Association of State and Local History, is a committeeman at large for CurCom, serves as an accreditation reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums, and is a 2016 graduate of the 21st Century Museum Leadership Institute, which was sponsored by the George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution. He is a frequent guest speaker and presenter at museum conferences nationwide.

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Katie Stockdale

Katie Stockdale

Curator
478-445-5889 or 478-445-4545
Biography

Katie Stockdale serves as the Curator for Georgia's Old Governor’s Mansion and the Sallie Ellis Davis House. She is originally from Tampa, FL where she attended undergrad at the University of Tampa. She previously interned at the Henry B. Plant Museum and the Tampa Bay History Center before joining the Department of Historic Museums in 2019. Katie is currently pursuing her Masters of Public History at the University of West Georgia.

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Haley Stodart

Haley Stodart

Curator of Education and Public Engagement
478-445-5889 or 478-445-4545
Biography

Haley Stodart serves as the Curator of Education and Public Engagement for Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion and the Sallie Ellis Davis House. She is originally from Houtzdale, Pennsylvania. Haley graduated with Bachelor Degrees in History and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies from Bucknell University in 2015. She interned at the Lewisburg Children’s Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art before joining the Department of Historic Museums in June of 2019, and she is currently in the process of acquiring her Master’s Degree in Public History from the University of West Georgia, where she will graduate in 2022.

Ally Smithweck, Graduate Assistant
478-445-4545

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Ashley Johnson, Docent
478-445-4545

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Britney Cherry, Docent
478-445-4545

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Tyler Walker, Docent
478-445-4545

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