Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Museum of Culpeper History Announces New Executive Director

The new Museum Director is on the job as of today!  

His name is Morgan Pierce!  Please stop by the Museum to introduce yourself.  He needs to know you and to have you as part of his talent pool of resources he may call upon to make the Museum of Culpeper History future Museum events more exciting than ever before!

Reminder -  Please mark your calendar for May 2nd Give Local Piedmont (GLP) day.  On that day, you may (from your home) go to the Museum site, (or visit the Museum) to make a contribution of $10 or more.  On that day, your Museum contributions will grow by qualifying for matching funds and other incentives made available by GLP supporters and the Northern Virginia Community Foundation.  Incentives may grow your contribution by 50% or even more!!!! 

Dale Duvall

Subject: The Museum of Culpeper History Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Culpeper History (MCH) is pleased to announce Morgan Pierce as the Museum's next executive director. He succeeds Lee Langston-Harrison who left to become Executive Director of the Reedville Fishermen's Museum in January.
Morgan had previously served as the chief curator of the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses since 2013 and was responsible for the collections, interpretation, and preservation of these nineteenth-century National Historic Landmark properties. The historic houses earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums signifying its adherence to established standards and best practices in the museum field.
Though most recently of New Orleans, Morgan is a native of Clarke County, Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from James Madison University in Harrisonburg and a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management from George Mason University in Fairfax.
Prior to his time in New Orleans Morgan served as the Curator of Collections and Registrar of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester for five years where he oversaw the collections and exhibitions department. Additionally Morgan has completed curatorial training programs with The Attingham Trust in England, The Victorian Society in America, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. He also serves as a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums Museum Assessment Program and the Institute for Museum and Library Services Museums for America grant program.
Morgan's interest in Virginia history and decorative arts, as well as American military history, will greatly enhance the Museum's collections and exhibition program. While adhering to the mission of the MCH his work will seek to enhance the position of the Museum among the local community, improve fundraising efforts for long-term success, and continue the excellent progress made to become "the best small community museum in Virginia."
"Morgan really impressed the Board during the selection process and we could not be more thrilled that he will be joining us as our next Executive Director," said Diane Morris, President of the Board of Trustees for the Museum.
Morgan will begin work at the MCH at the end of April and is excited to join the Culpeper community and experience the vibrancy of downtown. All are welcomed to stop in for a visit and say hello as he settles into the Museum. He and his family reside in Charlottesville.
For more information about the MCH please visit or visit the Museum located at the historic Culpeper Train Depot Monday through Saturday from 10:00am until 5:00pm or Sunday from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.
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