Thursday, August 11, 2005

ALS Hires Preservation Expert As New Leader

The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, a statewide cultural organization that owns an assortment of historic properties across Connecticut, including the Butler-McCook House and Garden on Main Street and the Isham-Terry House on High Street, announced today that it has hired Sheryl N. Hack as its executive director.

Hack succeeds William Hosley, who left at the end of 2004. (Previous blog entry.)

She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware. She worked for the Winterthur Museum, Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Resource Associates, and Woodward-Clyde Consultants before becoming curator of buildings at the Canterbury Shaker Village in 1993. She was promoted to chief curator in 1996, to director of programs and collections in 2000, and to director of development, marketing and administration in 2004.

Hack is currently enrolled in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership masters program at New England College. She is active in several historical and preservation organizations, including the New Hampshire Historical Resources Council, Plan New Hampshire, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. She has also consulted for many nonprofits.

The ALS will hold a reception for Hack at noon on August 17 at the Butler-McCook Gardens, 396 Main Street. She and others will offer remarks on the importance of historic preservation.

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