In all the states I have ever lived in, I have lived the longest and most treasured my 20 years in Louisiana. My family and I are moving to Annapolis, Maryland, this spring where we look forward to a new chapter. Kenny has accepted a position with the University of Maryland and I will be the new director/curator at Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University. As I begin my studies about Maryland history, I am learning about the many historical and cultural connections between Louisiana and Maryland.
In my parting letter, I want to express my sincere thanks to the hundreds of volunteers and history lovers who helped to make my years as director at the West Baton Rouge Museum so rewarding. I am indebted to the museum’s staff that is, without question, the most dedicated and creative team any museum could imagine. The staff over the past 10 years has doubled in number, and each employee has given his and her all to achieve the museum’s outstanding reputaiton. In our first strategic planning meeting 10 years ago, we strategized how to grow the museum’s audience, campus, reputation, services, exhibits, programs and impact. I will always remember the boards’ and staff’s ambitious plans and thank them all for following through and generating a plan for the next 10 years.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is a wonderful place because the community of West Baton Rouge Parish values history.
Thank you for supporting the West Baton Rouge Museum, where history has a name!