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Peg C - Volunteer Spotlight, December 2016Volunteer Spotlight, December 2016: Peg Caton

Q: How long have you been a Volunteer at the Herreshoff Marine Museum?
A:
Volunteer at the Herreshoff since April 2014

Q: Why did you decide to volunteer at the Museum?
A: I l
ive in Bristol and have a strong interest in the industrial history of New England and how it has shaped the environment. 

Q: What is it that you do here?
A:
 I regularly help out with general office work -- I love a neat organized file with information easily available -- and in the busy summer months I fill in as a greeter and docent-in-training (strong in history, less knowledgeable about boats) 

Q: Tell us a little about your background.
A:
Grew up in Central Massachusetts; have a bachelor's degree in History from Eastern Connecticut College in Willimantic; was a US Foreign Service Officer (i.e., diplomat) for more than 20 years, focusing on environment, science, health & technology and on economic issues such as trade and transportation
 
Q: What is your favorite part about your time at the Museum?
A: 
People are the best part of any museum, those who work and volunteer here and those who visit.  I love to see the kids out on the water in the sailing program.  It teaches responsibility, seamanship, safety and teamwork while inculcating a love of Narragansett Bay and the wider environment.  Plus it looks like fun!

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