NHA hires Mary Emery Lacoursiere as the Sacerdote Chair of Education and Community Relations

Mary Emery LacoursiereNANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that Mary Emery Lacoursiere has been named the Sacerdote Chair of Education and Community Relations.

Lacoursiere will be responsible for the creative and strategic leadership in all aspects of the NHA’s formal and informal education, including High School mentorships, college internships, adult programming while working with the Nantucket community’s educational stakeholders. Additionally she will have oversight of public programs and interpretive functions across all NHA sites.

“I am thrilled to work again with the team at the NHA,” says Lacoursiere, “The challenge, as well as the excitement for me, will be in looking at the long standing programs in a fresh way and develop new possibilities across all education lines. There are several new ideas on the docket and I am looking forward to making them a reality within the rich tradition of the NHA.”

“We are delighted that Mary is returning to the NHA. Now is an exciting time as we roll out new educational programs. Her strong passion for teaching, deep expertise and thorough understanding of Nantucket’s communities, bodes very well for the future of these initiatives,” states James Russell, Gosnell Executive Director.

Most recently Lacoursiere worked as the Adult Education Program Director for the Artist Association of Nantucket as well as owner and principal designer of her full service design studio for interiors and fine art. Prior, she served as a curriculum coordinator for NHA’s 1800 House for eight years, developing and teaching classes in a variety of subjects.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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