Celebrating Educators: A Tribute to Nan Downs at The Mitford Museum 

Join The Mitford Museum for a month-long special event dedicated to honoring the remarkable contributions of educators, inspired by the indelible impact of Nan Downs, a beloved first-grade teacher at Hudson School, whose legacy continues to resonate through generations.

Throughout the month of June, The Mitford Museum opens its doors with free admission exclusively for educators, inviting them to explore their rich collection of Jan Karon’s favorite things and inspiration, stories, and exhibits.

In the museum’s Family Room, a special chalkboard stands as a tribute to the educators who have shaped lives with their wisdom and encouragement. Visitors are invited to inscribe the names of their favorite teachers, sharing cherished memories and profound gratitude for the impact they’ve had. It’s a heartfelt gesture of recognition and appreciation, transforming a simple chalkboard into a canvas of gratitude and admiration.

As part of their commitment to celebrating inspirational educators, The Mitford Museum proudly announces the launch of the Nan Downs Award for Inspiring Educators. This prestigious award seeks to recognize those exceptional individuals who, like Nan Downs, have made a lasting difference in the lives of their students. Stay tuned for details on how to nominate your favorite educator for this esteemed honor, with an exciting prize package awaiting the deserving recipient.

Join in and pay homage to the transformative power of education and the profound influence of dedicated teachers like Nan Downs. Together, you can celebrate the unsung heroes who shape minds, ignite passions, and inspire greatness. At The Mitford Museum, every teacher’s story is a masterpiece, and every visit is a tribute to their enduring legacy.

Dates: Beginning 6/1/24-6/29/24 – Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Arts Center – The Mitford Museum

Price: FREE


Jun 01 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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