NORTH BENNINGTON — Jackie Marro has joined the board of directors of the Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion, the organization has announced.
Marro is the founder and curator of the Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont. She is on the board of the Bennington Free Library and the Bennington Historical Society, and created and now coordinates the work on the George Aiken Wildflower Trail at the Bennington Museum.
She films all the BHS programs and creates documentaries about Bennington people, places, and history that are shown on CAT-TV.
Marro grew up on Woodford Mountain and attended Bennington schools. She earned a master’s in education from New York University and an MBA with a specialty in marketing, and a Bachelor of Science degree in clothing, textiles and related arts from the University of Vermont.
She started her career in window and interior store displays for Sears and worked as an assistant buyer in the corporate headquarters in Manhattan. She also worked as a fashion designer for a junior dress manufacturer. She spent 10 years teaching apparel design and merchandising at the University of Maryland, where she also worked with historical textiles and clothing.
She moved to Long Island when her husband, Tony, became the editor of Newsday. It was there that she opened a retail store in a 19th-century sea captain’s house on the harbor in Northport. During the 20 years she was in retailing, she created boutiques for the yearly Decorator Showcases in Long Island mansions.
“Her expertise, experience, and dedication to our community make Jackie the perfect fit,” said Christopher Oldham, the executive director of Park-McCullough. “We are very, very fortunate to have her on the team.”