Mattapoisett Museum Curator Named

The Mattapoisett Historical Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Hutchinson as curator of the Mattapoisett Museum at 5 Church Street. She will replace retiring Bette Roberts who announced her plans to retire at the annual meeting of the Society this past September.

Ms. Hutchinson is well qualified, having served in various capacities at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City, the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut and Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. She is also a certified teacher and taught for six years at the Wheeler School in Providence. She is a 1997 graduate of Fordham University with a BA in history followed by a Master’s in Education from Fordham. She and her husband and their two children live in Mattapoisett.

Photo by Anne Kakley

In commenting on Ms. Hutchinson’s appointment, Seth Mendell, President of the Mattapoisett Historical Society, said: “The Museum is fortunate to have someone who’s resume includes history, teaching and museum experience. We all look forward to working with [Ms. Hutchinson] as the Museum fulfills its mission of preserving the past for the benefit of the future.”

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