Ticonderoga resident Diane O’Connor has joined The Essex County Historical Society as director. She replaces Margaret Gibb, who led the organization for more than 14 years and recently joined Lakes to Locks Passage as program director.
O’Connor brings to her new position more than 20 years of experience in non-profit management for diverse organizations, including The National Genealogical Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (now the Civil War Preservation Trust). Most recently, she worked at Fort Ticonderoga.
“Diane’s lifelong interest in history and her skills in non-profit management are an admirable combination for the Adirondack History Center,” said Board of Trustees President Carol Blakeslee-Collin. “Margaret was instrumental in building ECHS into a well-respected organization. Diane is poised to help us get to the next level of success in programming and fundraising.”
Founded in 1954, The Essex County Historical Society serves to preserve and celebrate the history of Essex County through collections, exhibits, education and outreach programs. It is located in Elizabethtown, NY, where it operates the Adirondack History Center Museum.