The Board of Trustees of the Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS) has announced the appointment of Mary Zawacki to the newly created position of Executive Director.
Creation of the role of Executive Director was a principal finding of the recent strategic assessment the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History conducted for the Society.
Mary Zawacki’s appointment follows a nationwide search. She joined the SCHS in 2014 as Curator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and French from SUNY New Paltz and a Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies from Newcastle University, United Kingdom.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1905 with the mission to share stories, inspire dialogue, and encourage understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County. SCHS brings to life the region’s history through interactive exhibits, talks, workshops, concerts, education programs and community events for all audiences at the Mabee Farm Historic Site (the oldest farmstead in the Mohawk Valley) in Rotterdam Junction and the Grems-Doolittle Library and the Schenectady History Museum in the historic Stockade district of Schenectady.
Photo: Mary Zawacki, provided.