Rebecca P'Simer

Curator of Collections

Rebecca P’Simer joined the ETHS staff in 2018 as curator of collections. Her primary responsibilities include the documentation, care, and conservation of the 13,500-item artifact collection and coordination of artifact donations and loans. She also assists with content development and installation of in-house and traveling exhibits, works with conservators as needed, and serves as a resource for researchers and curators from other institutions. Rebecca has a bachelor's degree in history with a focus on the Antebellum South from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and a master's degree in history from the University of Memphis. She was previously employed by Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a museum technician and has spent time as a contract employee in various other Tennessee museums, as well as the Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming and in the archival collection at Biltmore Estate. She is also chair for the East Tennessee chapter of Emerging Museum Professionals and involved in other boards and organizations in the region.