May 8, 2020
Mary McMurray is deeply committed to making the world a better place through an understanding of the past.
She is the Director of the Johnson County Museum. Prior to joining the Johnson County Museum, McMurray served
as Superintendent of Historic Sites & Outdoor Education for Jackson County Parks + Rec, Director of Learning & Engagement for the Truman Library Institute, and Director of The White House Decision Center at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.
She also serves as a consultant for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and is active in the museum community, serving on the Jackson County Historical Society’s Board of Directors and participating in the Museum Educators Roundtable, KC IDEA Roundtable, and the Kansas City Social Studies Consortium. McMurray holds degrees in history from the University of Missouri — Columbia (B.A.), University of Missouri — Kansas City (M.A.), and the University of Kansas (Ph.D.). She lives in Prairie Village, KS with her husband, Sean Ewbank, and their daughter, Mabel.