Nancy Walcott (Douthat) Goss, 74.
Mrs. Goss was a lifelong preservationist who was interested in Americana, manuscripts, objects and historic houses. As National Museum Properties Chairman of the National Society of Colonial Dames in America (NSCDA) she most recently was responsible for the July 2007 Antiques Magazine being totally dedicated to describing the 62 NSCDA museum properties in 44 of the United States. She was a member of the Collections committees of Historic New England, (SPNEA) Strawbery Banke of Portsmouth, NH, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) and the Concord (MA) Museum. She was formerly a member (and guide) of the Museum of Fine Arts Ladies Committee, Chairman of TTOR's Stevens Coolidge Place in North Andover, Museum House Chairman of Portsmouth's Moffatt Ladd House and VP of the North Andover Historical Society.
Mrs. Goss was a Friend of the Collections at both Mount Vernon and Colonial Williamsburg and was founder and Chairman of the Friends of the Moffatt Ladd house. She was also a member of the Boston and Portsmouth Athenaeums. Mrs. Goss was the first woman member of Worcester's board of appeals and vice chairman of the Friends of the Goddard Library at Clark University where she earned an MA in English linguistics.
Born in Oklahoma City, she received an AB in psychology from Sweet Briar College. In the 1950s she worked at the National Education Association and the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.
A memorial service will be held at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, NH on July 23rd at 1PM. Burial will be private. If inclined, supporting your favorite museum house and occasionally donating blood in her honor would be appropriate. Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the on-line guest book.
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|Publication:||Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)|
|Date:||Jul 15, 2007|
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