Rowena Houghton Dasch, Ph.D.
Rowena Houghton Dasch has led the Neill-Cochran House Museum as Executive Director since the end of 2013. She holds an MA and a Ph.D in American Art from the University of Texas at Austin and an AB in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. During her tenure at the NCHM, Rowena has focused on increasing the diversity of the displays, mounting a first-ever curated exhibition of paintings, installing a didactic display of silver-working methods, and overseeing annual exhibits in the museum’s new upstairs gallery. Her day-to-day work covers all facets of the museum’s operations and the historic property’s preservation, including planning and implementation of a major structural restoration project, annual fundraising, educational programming for adults and families, and collections management.