Mimi DeMore joined her first scion society in the early ’80s and remained a member for more than a decade. After leaving that scion, she retained her love for Sherlock Holmes and fellowshipping with like-minded Sherlockians ? which finally led her to co-found Indianapolis’ newest scion, The Hated Rivals on the Surrey Shore.
Mimi has also expressed her love of the Victorian era and of history in general in her college and career choices. She holds a degree from Indiana University in Anthropology/Museum Studies and has 14 years of experience as a museum professional. She’s currently employed as a conservation technician at the Conner Prairie Living History Museum, in Fishers, IN, where she helps to preserve its more than 25, 000 artifacts and works with the new 1880s village, as well as earlier attractions. She’s also worked at the Indiana Transportation Museum, in Noblesville, and at the Victorian-era Morris Butler House Museum and the Indiana State Museum, both in Indianapolis. While at the Morris Butler House, she produced, directed, and helped plot the script for the From Dark Pages progressive mystery play during the first two years of its production.
Mimi now serves as vice-president (Lady Molly of Scotland Yard) for the Hated Rivals and handles most of the publicity chores for the scion. She hopes to make this scion as inclusive as possible, not only for all family members who wish to attend, regardless of age, but also for those with as wide a range of Sherlockian and Victorian interests as possible. Mimi currently lives in Noblesville, but spends much of her time in the Victorian era, both at work and in her cherished hobby.