New Executive Director Named For Sault Museum

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Sault Ste. Marie Museum FI

The Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment R.C.A Historical Society, operating the Sault Ste. Marie Museum is pleased to announce its new Executive Director and Chief Curator, William Hollingshead officially took on the role January 1st, 2020.

Mr. Hollingshead will be responsible for all facets of the day-to-day operations of the Sault Ste. Marie Museum (SSM Museum) with emphasis on curatorial duties and public relations, marketing and social media platform development. Mr. Hollingshead joins the Sault Ste. Marie Museum team with 9 years of museum sector experience. He has held various positions such as, Museum Program Instructor, Manager and Curator, Archivist and Heritage Programmer at other notable museums in Ontario, including but not limited to Black Creek Pioneer Village, Scarborough Museum, Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site (Parks Canada), Bruce Mines Museum and Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site.

Mr. Hollingshead also brings a background of Committee and Board Experience sitting as the Chair for the North Shore Cultural Attractions Network, Vice Chair for the Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals, and other roles within the development of Regional Museum Networks, and Regional History throughout Ontario.

“I am extremely grateful to be able to continue my work with the Sault Ste. Marie Museum within a new capacity. I am eager to carry on the work of the previous Executive Directors/Curators to ensure that the Sault Ste. Marie Museum is a diverse and inclusive cultural hub; representing the entirety of community. I want to thank everyone from the Staff to Community Partners, to the Board of Directors for their continued support over the past year and I am excited to continue to grow and expand our museum and its offerings. I welcome everyone in the community to come down and explore YOUR museum.” Hollingshead said.

The Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment RCA Historical Society exists to collect, preserve, study and exhibit artifacts and archival materials which illustrate the history of the people and the development of Sault Ste. Marie and immediate surrounding area. The museum also aims to foster a better understanding of our local heritage and the ways in which local history relates to provincial and national history. For more information, please visit the website at: www.saultmuseum.ca