Nathan Etherington – Programming and Community Coordinator

Nathan is a life-long Brant County resident who contributed to community building organizations since he was a teenager working with Town of Paris.  He attended the University of Waterloo receiving a Bachelor of Science with minors in Earth Science and Geography.  Subsequently, he completed his Teacher Education training from the University of Western Ontario in 2011.  As part of his program, he worked with the Paris Museum & Historical Society developing educational programs and a series of summer Walking Tours. Nathan started volunteering with Brant Historical Society in October 2014 working with the Inventory Project and enhanced his knowledge of the collection.  In September 2015, he was offered the job of Programming Coordinator responsible for delivery of senior programs and community outreach.  In May of 2015, he transitioned to an administrator working with the assistance of Board Members to improve daily operations at the museum.
Nathan also contributes to the broader museum community across Ontario.  He has assisted the Brant Museums & Galleries Association to host the provincial museum conference in 2019. served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Museum Association from, 2016 – 2020, and was instrumental in creating the Regional Museum Network for Ontario and has co-chaired this group since its founding.  To contact Nathan, please call the museum at 519-752-2483 or email him at


Esther Brouwer – Education Director

Esther moved to Brantford from Mount Hope after completing her diploma for Applied Museum Studies at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She has worked at museums around Hamilton for ten years now, including Museums of Burlington, Edinburgh Square Heritage and Culture Centre, and the Dundas Museum and Archives. Esther has also worked overseas for a three month internship with the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Scotland. 

Esther enjoys working with children’s programming as well as exhibit design and had been volunteering with the programs at Myrtleville house since November 2016. In her spare time, Esther sews historically accurate 18th century clothing, and other hands-on hobbies and crafts.

If you would like to Contact the Education Director about programming, camps, or the Myrtleville House Museum call (519) 752 – 3216 or by email at

Lillia Dockree – Senior and Adult Outreach Coordinator

Lillia graduated in 2021 with an Honours B.A. in History from Laurier Brantford. She attended Brantford Collegiate Institute and V.S for her high school years, and during that time completed a three month co-op position at the museum. Hired on as a summer student in July 2017, Lillia continued on as a full time staff member in the fall of that year, and spearheads the seniors outreach programming that the museum provides. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her cat. You can contact her by calling the museum at 519-752-2483 or by emailing