Once again we bring you a Get-to-Know-You for a new member of our staff. Sarah Hambric is our new Early Childhood Educator, whom we share with Vogel Alcove. Sarah will be growing our Barnyard Buddies Club program, helping us reach the youngest patrons of DHV, and helping us to strengthen our ties with our partner, Vogel Alcove. This new position at DHV was made possible by the very generous Charlotte Test Gift we received last year.
Sarah is currently working on her Master Degree in History at the University of Texas of Arlington. Sarah had a previous career in banking before she embarked on her current academic and historical endevours. Let’s learn a little more about Sarah…
What first got you interested in working in nonprofits/museums?
I was very involved with the Girl Scouts growing up and volunteered all the time for them in many capacities. I also grew up in a house that was very supportive of learning about Texas History.
How did you first learn about DHV? Why did you want to join our team?
I grew up here in Dallas and actually came to Dallas Heritage Village – it was still called Old City Park then – as a child. So I have always been aware of DHV. I wanted to join the team here specifically because I felt it met my interest in history, Texas history, Dallas history, and I saw the opportunity to grow an early childhood program from practically the ground up.
Are there any special projects/programs that you’re especially excited about?
I’m excited about Barnyard Buddies Club and being able to share historical thinking and an understanding of the past with the children through crafts and activities. Also, about our various Girl Scout events this year, particularly the Women’s Right to Vote Patch. I’m looking forward to sharing with young girls the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the importance of voting!
When you’re not working, what are some of your hobbies and interests? Anything else we should know about you?
When I’m not working DHV I’m usually working on my grad degree. We have to read about a book per week per class, and always be working toward the 60-page papers we have to write for the end of the semester. I usually run the Cow Town Marathon every year, I was sad that I had to miss it this year. This was the first time I have missed it. Besides running I also like to do yoga, any kind of working out really. And, of course, spending time with my family.