Mansion Staff Contacts

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 Davis serves as the Director of Historic Museums at Georgia College & State University 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 President in 2021.  Additionally, he is a member of the Historic House Committee for the American Association of State and Local History.   He is an accreditation and MAP reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums.   Davis is a 2016 graduate of the 21st Century Museum Leadership Institute, which was sponsored by the George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution and a 2022 graduate of the SEMC Leadership Institute.  He is a frequent guest speaker and presenter at museum conferences nationwide.

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Dani Schulze

Dani Schulze

Curator of Education and Public Engagement
(478)-445-4545
Education

Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts in History and German from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Biography

Dani has worked in several different types of informal educational organizations, including multiple museums, a botanical garden, and a zoo. Her professional passions center around making connections between visitors and all the museum has to offer, from objects to stories to the community.

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Deanna Sorrells

Deanna Sorrells

Collection Assistant
(478) 445-4545
Education

Bachelor of Arts in History and Museum Studies at Georgia College and State University, 2022

Master of Library and Information Studies at University of Alabama, 2024

Curator: VACANT

Graduate Assistants: 

Claire Remley

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion Graduate Assistant

Museum Student Docents:

Maggie Standard

Amy Grace Rhinehart

Cooper Moore

Gift Store Clerks:

Claudia Hawkins

Autumn Wilson

Grace Jones

Abby Helgesen