I am delighted to announce that Joan DiMartino has been hired and will assume the Curator position at the Prudence Crandall Museum on July 20th.
Some of you may know Joanie, as she has been working in the CT history museum community for over ten years. She will be leaving her two positions as the Executive Director of the Smith-Harris House in Niantic, and as Communications and Museum Administrator for the Colchester Historical Society to assume the position. Joanie’s past positions include Writer-in-Residence at the Avery Copp House in Groton, Supervisor of Interpretation at Mystic Seaport, and Adult Programs Coordinator at the Kentucky Historical Society (where she had the dubious pleasure of working for a state-run organization!)
Joanie’s specific areas of study include history, French and Women’s History. She has a BA in History with a Women’s Studies concentration from Rowan College of New Jersey, and an MA in Public History from Rutgers, where her thesis was “The Lost Mosaic Piece: The Development of Alice Paul’s Militancy in Philadelphia Suffrage, 1920-1912.”
Feel free to drop by the museum to meet Joanie, her summer season hours (through the end of October) will be Wednesday through Sunday. As soon as she gets started, we’ll schedule an official meet and greet welcome. Joanie plans to attend the annual meeting of the Friends of Prudence Crandall in July.