Nathan Etherington – Programming and Community Coordinator

Nathan is a life-long Brant County resident who contributed to community building organizations since he was a teenager working with Town of Paris.  He attended the University of Waterloo receiving a Bachelor of Science with minors in Earth Science and Geography.  Subsequently, he completed his Teacher Education training from the University of Western Ontario in 2011.  As part of his program, he worked with the Paris Museum & Historical Society developing educational programs and a series of summer Walking Tours. Nathan started volunteering with Brant Historical Society in October 2014 working with the Inventory Project and enhanced his knowledge of the collection.  In September 2015, he was offered the job of Programming Coordinator responsible for delivery of senior programs and community outreach.  In May of 2015, he transitioned to an administrator working with the assistance of Board Members to improve daily operations at the museum. To contact Nathan, please call the museum at 519-752-2483 or email him at










Esther Brouwer – Education Officer

Esther recently moved to Brantford from Mount Hope after completing her diploma for Applied Museum Studies at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She has worked at museums around Hamilton for six years now, including Museums of Burlington, Edinburgh Square Heritage and Culture Centre, and the Dundas Museum and Archives. Esther has also worked overseas for a three month internship with the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Scotland. 

Esther enjoys working with children’s programming as well as exhibit design and had been volunteering with the programs at Myrtleville house since November 2016. In her spare time, Esther sews historically accurate 18th century clothing, from fine women’s gowns to early Native American moccasins. If you would like to Contact the education officer about programming, camps, or the Myrtleville House Museum call (519) 752 – 3216 or by email at









Lillia Dockree – Senior and Adult Outreach Coordinator

Lillia is going into her third year as a History major at Laurier Brantford. She attended Brantford Collegiate Institute and V.S for her high school years, and during that time completed a three month co-op position at the museum. Hired on as a summer student in July 2017, Lillia continued on as a full time staff member in the fall of that year, and spearheads the seniors outreach programming that the museum provides. Though she was born and raised in Brantford, once finished her degree, she hopes to move out west or up north to continue working in the heritage field. You can contact her by calling the museum at 519-752-2483 or by emailing


Sarah Thomas – Education Officer

Currently on maternity leave, Sarah Thomas has been enjoying the position of education officer for the Brant Historical Society since June 2014. Operating out of the Myrtleville House Museum located at 34 Myrtleville Drive, Sarah reaches out to teachers and students to by designing and delivering curriculum based education programming. The Museum also offers PD, March Break and Summer Camp for more museum fun for children!
Although originally from Aurora, Sarah moved to Brantford after graduating with a bachelor of arts degree majoring in history from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax Nova Scotia. She has enjoyed getting to know the community and its own history by volunteering for the society since 2013. Currently Sarah is working to complete her certificate in museum studies offered through the Ontario Museum Association. If you would like to Contact the education officer about programming, camps, or the Myrtleville House Museum call (519) 752 – 3216 or by email at