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Windsor Historical Society Names New Executive Director

Windsor Historical Society Names New Executive Director
Following a nationwide search made possible by a technical assistance grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Non-Profit Support Program, The Windsor Historical Society’s Board of Directors has named Douglas R. Shipman, its next Executive Director. Shipman will take the helm on March 1st, upon the retirement of longtime Executive Director Christine Ermenc. Ermenc, who announced her plans to retire in early-2019, led the Society for nineteen years and developed it into a professional organization with programs recognized at local, state, and national levels.

Shipman comes to Windsor Historical Society following a career of leadership in both nonprofit and military organizations, most recently helping strengthen area nonprofits at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Nonprofit Support Program. His museum experience includes Director of Education Programs with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Director of the Wethersfield Historical Society, and Director of Outreach Education and Special Services at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. Shipman, a Connecticut native, credits his experiences in living history and nonprofit development for his passion for outreach and inclusion, and for helping people connect to and experience their history and culture.

“Doug has acquired such wonderful experience in historical interpreting, educating, fostering diversity and inclusion, and building and maintaining community relationships in all the organizations and communities he has been a part of,” remarked Society President Agnes Pier. “We are excited to tap into his energy and creativity to begin this new chapter for our organization, and we know he will serve the WHS and our community well.”

Established in 1921, the Society prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. It looks to Shipman to help shape a celebration and refocus the Society’s programs to engage the Windsor community in new ways. “I'm thrilled to be working with the board, staff and members of the Windsor Historical Society and to have the opportunity to build on the incredible successes of its first century,” says Shipman. “WHS has long been recognized as one of the finest historical societies in the state, and it’s truly exciting to think about how we will build on this legacy of service to the Windsor community as we begin the next 100 years!”
The Windsor Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring public awareness and appreciation of the diverse peoples, places, and events that contribute to Windsor’s evolving history. Located in the historic district of Connecticut’s first English settlement, the Society welcomes the public year-round to a museum complex which includes a permanent exhibition on Windsor history, two historic homes, a hands-on-learning center for families, a research library and museum shop. Learn more by visiting WHS on-line at: windsorhistoricalsociety.org.


Windsor Historical Society
Windsor Historical Society
Contact: Douglas Shipman
96 Palisado Avenue | 860-688-3813
Windsor, CT 06095
Wed - Sat. 11-4 ;other times by arrangement
http://windsorhistoricalsociety.org
dshipman@windsorhistoricalsociety.org


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Horizons / Transitions Exhibition
Jan 23 at Windsor Art Center
Night Owl Book Club
thru Feb 28 at Virtual
Drive By Food Drive
Feb 27 at 12 Pierce Blvd, Windsor
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Feb 27 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
WHS Project Graduation Meeting
Mar 1 at Zoom meeting
WHS Project Graduation Meeting
Mar 1 at Zoom meeting
Alzheimer's Support Group
Mar 9 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
Board of Directors Mtg
Mar 9 at online
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Mar 13 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Mtg
Mar 15 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Mar 27 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Board of Directors Mtg
Mar 9 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Mar 15 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at online
Horizons / Transitions Exhibition
Jan 23 at Windsor Art Center
Night Owl Book Club
thru Feb 28 at Virtual
Drive By Food Drive
Feb 27 at 12 Pierce Blvd, Windsor
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Feb 27 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
WHS Project Graduation Meeting
Mar 1 at Zoom meeting
WHS Project Graduation Meeting
Mar 1 at Zoom meeting
Horizons / Transitions Exhibition
Jan 23 at Windsor Art Center
Night Owl Book Club
thru Feb 28 at Virtual
Drive By Food Drive
Feb 27 at 12 Pierce Blvd, Windsor
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Feb 27 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT