The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Westford resident, Linda Greene as the next director of the Westford Historical Society and Museum. WHS Board President, Dan Lacroix, said, "Our search committee went into the process with a vision for the attributes that we wanted to see in a new Director. After considering several candidates we found that Linda's past experience with several different types of historical organizations, her proven ability to interpret history and engage with the public, and her clear enthusiasm and passion for the position made her the obvious choice. We look forward to working with her as she brings her own vision to the organization!" Linda brings with her many years of experience with museum programming, administration, and retail spaces as Living History Program Manager for the Old North Church, School Programming for the Concord Museum, Vice President and Librarian of the Acton Historical Society, and supporting the Minute Man Historical National Park as a member of their Guild of Historic Reenactors as well as opportunities to work with Freedom’s Way and Old Sturbridge Village. Greene calls the position an "absolute dream" and is "thrilled" to "have the opportunity to be the overseer of preserving and sharing our local history for the education and enjoyment of many generations to come."
Penny Lacroix, director of WHS for the past 13 years is retiring as director to teach her other passion, fiber arts. Lacroix recently said, "I'm thrilled that the Historical Society has connected with Linda! I'll be able to leave the position with full confidence that the organization will continue to thrive." Lacroix's last day is November 2nd. Greene has been working closely to ensure a smooth transition.
At last month's annual meeting, there was a slideshow showcasing Lacroix's achievements over her time at the museum. We posted some pictures on Instagram! She has been an asset to the organization and we are lucky that she will continue her involvement as a board member.