Executive Director

Lisa Simpson Lutts
Lisa Simpson Lutts came to the Castine Historical Society in November, 2017 as the Executive Director. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Art History and Museum Studies from George Washington University. She has over 30 years experience working in museums including historic house museums, art museums, and general history museums. Most recently, she was director of the New Hampshire Boat Museum (Wolfeboro, NH). Prior to that she was director of the Museum Center at Five Points (Cleveland, TN) and the Director of External Affairs at Fort Ticonderoga (Ticonderoga, NY).

CuratorCurator Paige S. Lilly

Paige S. Lilly
Paige Lilly, the Society’s curator since December 2008, holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Spanish from Colby College and a Master’s degree in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine. Previously she worked as an Archivist/Librarian for the United Society of Shakers and for the Penobscot Marine Museum, and more recently as Archivist for the William S. Cohen Papers at Fogler Library at the University of Maine. Through a consulting grant, Paige assisted Sally Foote and the CHS Collections Committee in the mid 1990s, beginning her long association with the Society.


Administrative Assistant Angela BonacasaAdministrative Assistant

Angela Bonacasa
Angela Bonacasa, the Society’s Administrative Assistant since July 2016, has held numerous roles in the world of non profit arts management, including Secretary, Business Manager, and Executive Director.   She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, and in her free time works as choreographer, teacher, and director.  She has worked at numerous theatres around central Maine, and is the Artistic Director of the Orono based company True North Theatre.


Volunteer Coordinator

Alice Alston
Alice Alston holds a Ed.D in Mathematics Education from Rutgers University, and has dedicated her career to education and volunteer work.  Since officially retiring in 1997, she has continued to teach as a part time lecturer, most recently the Lesson Study in Mathematics Topics course for the Partnership for Excellence in Middle School Mathematics, and serves as a member of the research team for the Video Mosaic Collaborative NSF-funded initiative. A lifetime volunteer, serving as a docent at the Castine Historical Society has been a special opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and people of our community.