The Board of Directors of the Castine Historical Society is pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa Simpson Lutts as its first Executive Director. Lutts, who has 35 years of museum experience, began her position in November.
According to Castine Historical Society Board President Marcia Mason, “Hiring an executive director is a milestone for the Castine Historical Society. In this new position, Lisa Simpson Lutts will complement our existing staff of curator Paige Lilly and administrative assistant Angela Bonacasa.”
Lutts was most recently the Executive Director at The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. During her five years in this position, she helped bring the museum to a new level of public engagement through expanded programs, museum education, and fundraising events. Throughout her years there, the Museum experienced increased financial stability.
“I am looking forward to joining the CHS team and working with board, staff and the community to further enhance the great work already done by the Historical Society,” says Lutts.
Before working at the New Hampshire Boat Museum, Lutts was the Executive Director of the Museum Center at Five Points, a county history museum in Cleveland, Tennessee.
She has also served as Director of External Affairs at Fort Ticonderoga, a National Historical Landmark on Lake Champlain as well as the Executive Director of the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls, New York.
She earned a B.A. in Art History from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from George Washington University.