When Elizabeth Martin-Villalobos was 10-years-old, she decided to be in the museum industry. Martin-Villalobos, who was named Executive Director of Simpson County Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and the Gallery on the Square in Franklin, Ky. in March of 2022.

“I was inspired by a classmate who wanted to be an archaeologist,” says Martin-Villalobos. She says it’s a vivid memory. “I didn’t know what that was, but even as a small child, since I was five years old, I’ve loved historic sites. Holding old things in my hands. When my friend told me what archaeology was, I thought that sounded just grand.”

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