Katherine Milam

Development/Executive Director

The new Danville Museum Development/Executive Director is Katherine Milam, a native of Baltimore, Maryland and resident of Danville since 1990.

Kathy attended Friends School of Baltimore and graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art.  She is a certified paralegal and certified in nonprofit management through Duke University Continuing Studies. 

She was previously employed by Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services as agency Grant Writer and as Development Coordinator for the Danville Museum. 

She is active in several long-standing civic organizations, and served as President of Danville-Riverview Rotary, Garden Club of Danville, and Danville Concert Association.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Dan River Nonprofit Network. 

She is married to Circuit Court Judge Joseph Milam and is the mother of Walton Milam, an attorney in Richmond, and Wallis Milam, a high school teacher in New Orleans. 

Kathy is happy to be serving in a leadership role within an organization dedicated to the arts and local history.  She welcomes participation in the Danville Museum’s activities by all sectors of the community.   

CB Maddox

Visitor Services Coordinator

 A Danville resident of 30 years, Coleman B. Maddox {CB} is a self avowed silver addict, collector and former jeweler.

 He is a native of Charlottesville, Va. While still in Prep School he started working in silver with a jeweler who would later become the first women to be registered as a British Goldsmith in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 After attending The University, CB worked at the oldest Jewelry Store in Charlottesville, Keller & George, where he started appraising Silver. After leaving the store he started working for various clients from New York to Florida including appraising the silver collection at Hollins College.

 After settling in Danville, CB worked at Commonwealth Silver and Goldsmiths for 23 years. After leaving there he has continued appraising several jewelry and silver collections. He started volunteering at DMFAH during the winter of 2009 and joined the staff in 2010. He is also working on the restoration of his 1880's home which was featured on the 2008 Garden Club of Virginia Tour and on several tours organized by the Danville Historic Society.

Sara Shorter

Administrative Assistant

Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from UNC Greensboro. She worked in public accounting for three years, during which time she was awarded her CPA.   Sara left public accounting to work for the Commonwealth of Virginia as an auditor.  She retired from the Commonwealth on December 31, 2014.

Sara has been with the Danville Museum as a part-time basis since May 2015. Her duties include secretarial as well as bookkeeping work.   Sara’s hobbies include lap-swimming, knitting, walking and reading.  Sara has volunteered in the past on three rescue squads as an EMT, and as a Church Sunday School teacher and choir member.  She currently volunteers for VITA, helping low-income people with their income taxes.

Wenn Harold

Education & Technical Facilitator

Wenn holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art from Averett University. He has experienced working with Children and Adults as he was and Activities Director for Assisted Living facilities in Henry County & Martinsville. He has volunteered in schools from Elementary to High School. 

He also does Graphic Design for the Museum Art exhibits.  Wenn's hobbies include drawing, painting, and sculpting, along with playing music all-around the South-side Virginia areas. He loves art and history.

Wenn is happy and proud to be part of the Danville Museum of FIne Arts & History.