VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT – BECKY MAYLE
Becky Mayle has taken an avid interest in local history ever since she guided visitors through the small community museum next door to the house where she grew up in Sherman, New York. She majored in history with a minor in French at Grove City College and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Delaware. Becky taught in the Cecil County Maryland Public Schools and also at The Tome School in North East, Maryland, and later worked as circulation manager and reference librarian for the Marion County Public Library in West Virginia. She and her husband Junie spent most of their 40 years of married life in Newark, Delaware, and lived in Fairmont, West Virginia, for a few years prior to retiring to Fernandina Beach in 2014.
Becky loves leading walking tours for the Amelia Island Museum of History, where she can also be found on occasion at the greeter’s desk. She has portrayed Mother Marie Celenie, a French nun who perished from yellow fever in the 1877 epidemic on Amelia Island, for museum events. Becky is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and currently serves as Regent of the Amelia Island Chapter. She also volunteers regularly at the Ernie Tyson Albert Library located in the Peck Community Center. She and her husband have one adult daughter.
Thank you, Becky, the museum is better and stronger for your continued support.
Image courtesy of Becky Mayle.