Fortune, Molly - Chair

League of Historic American Theatres Board Chair

Molly Fortune

Molly Fortune

Executive Director
South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission
Newberry, SC
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Molly Fortune is currently the Executive Director for the South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission in the Governor’s Office. After 7 years at The Newberry Opera House in Newberry, South Carolina, she retired to allow her team to fly. She has held this position since September 2015 where she is a leader for a world renowned performing arts center. In her current position she continues to leverage the assets of the American 250th movement on a state wide scale promoting Education, Heritage Tourism and Economic Development through a slice of American History. She is active in all 46 counties of South Carolina and uses her Performing Arts and Historic Preservation background everyday to showcase rural towns and their assets. She strongly believes that historic buildings provide a window or door for economic development and revitalization of America's downtowns. She previously served at the afore mentioned Newberry Opera House for 7 years, and also the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA where served for 15 years. Molly is married to LTC (ret) Christopher Kemper and has two daughters and three dogs and resides in Newberry, SC. in a haunted historic home.