Meet the Team: Mimi Zwick

Mimi Zwich

Mimi was born in Connecticut and raised her own family there. She spent nearly 40 years working in education. Mimi was a language arts teacher for 29 years and an administrator for 10 years. In her last role, Mimi was a supervisor for Arts Integration in Waterbury, Ct at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School. In this role, Mimi led a team that presented and competed nationally at the Magnet Schools of America competition and brought an impressive four awards home to her school.

Mimi has been coming to Maine her entire life. Mimi’s grandfather bought property on Pleasant Lake in the 1920’s in western Maine in the town of Otisfield, which gave the family an anchor in Maine. In 1965, Mimi’s mother was ill and read an article on boatbuilding in Friendship, Maine in National Geographic which captured her attention and imagination. Mimi’s father responded by promptly taking the family on an impromptu road trip to Friendship. They met the Lash Brothers at their boatyard, who graciously took the family out on their famous sloop, Dirigo, so aptly named for its meaning, ‘I lead’. This adventure led to various members of Mimi’s family settling in Friendship, Maine. Mimi and her husband retired in 2010 and they moved to Thomaston and now rent for a week each summer in Friendship.

Mimi has been working at the Farnsworth since 2011 at the Visitor’s Services desk. She calls the Farnsworth, ‘her happy place’. She especially loves tapping into her educational background to direct guests towards their various interests and always tries ‘to make the visitor experience as pleasant as can be’

When not at the Farnsworth, Mimi is an avid reader, she is the Lay Leader of the Federated Church in Thomaston and leads the annual Historic Tours of Thomaston.

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