Wornall Majors House Museums
Oct 30, 2020
Kerrie Nichols
Wornall Majors House Museums

Kerrie Nichols joined the Museums as the new Executive Director in July 2014, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in public and nonprofit leadership. Her experience includes fundraising for capital campaigns; program and event development, management, and evaluation; professional leadership of staff, community volunteers, and non-profit boards; marketing and public relations; and event facility management. 

As a native to Kansas City, her passion for preserving the heritage of her hometown shines at the House Museums. Kerrie is poised to use her background and love of history and horticulture (yes, horticulture) to ensure a long and prosperous future for the Wornall/Majors House Museums.

She is currently using her unique skills to raise funds for the Carriage House renovation at the John Wornall House Museum,

In recent years Kerrie has focused on growing operational efforts with great success. For example, Kerrie has worked with a flexible and knowledgeable staff to increase quality and inclusive civil war programming in our community. Field trip attendance alone rose 32% over the past two years.  Additionally, barn rental revenue for the Alexander Majors barn has increased 64% in four years. The barn is a critical revenue source supporting the House Museums.

As a graduate of Missouri State University majoring in horticultural science and minoring in art. Kerrie delights in the opportunity to “grow” the programming for the new Learning Landscape on the grounds of the Wornall House. She also completed a professional internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and served as the Marketing and Development Director for Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD for over a decade.