Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is pleased to announce Susan Evans McClure is to become its new Executive Director in early 2019. "I am very much looking forward to my new role as Executive Director of LCMM. This opportunity allows me to bring together my experiences in museum education and administration, my passion for Lake Champlain’s history, and my belief that learning about our past can inspire people to have an impact on their world today."
As Director of Programs and Audience Development at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Susan worked with her team to inspire national conversations on the importance of the humanities in civic life, raised capital to support educational programming, and created a food history program that used food as a lens to understand American history.
"I am honored to lead Lake Champlain Maritime Museum into its next phase and expand the important role the museum can play in shaping public understanding of the past, present, and future."
Susan comes to LCMM from VSA Vermont where she has been the Executive Director since 2017. In her career she has worked for the Flynn Center for Performing Arts, Magic Hat Brewing Company, and Shelburne Museum. Susan takes over for current Executive Director Erick Tichonuk who has been with the museum for over 33 years.
About Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes opened its doors as a non-profit museum in 1986. Beginning in an original historic stone schoolhouse, its waterfront campus has grown to over a dozen buildings serving the general public and students of all ages each year through nautical exploration, pedagogy and experiential learning adventures. We inspire students to ‘Learn from the Lake’ and make valuable connections between the discoveries made through underwater research and historical exploration and the future of their communities and the world around them.
Photo cred: Briget Ganske