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Wright Museum looking for a new director


by Thomas Beeler
Editor of The Granite State News

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NORMAN STEVENS, shown here shortly after his arrival at the Wright Museum on June 2, 2011, has resigned as Executive Director. The Board of Directors has announced that it is beginning a search for a new Executive Director. (Thomas Beeler photo) (click for larger version)
February 02, 2012
WOLFEBORO — At press time on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Board of Directors of the Wright Museum announced that it is "launching a search for a new Executive Director soon."

The press release went on to state, "Mr. Norman Stevens, who served as Executive Director for the last year, has resigned his position. The officers and directors of the Museum thank Mr. Stevens for his service to the Museum. During his tenure, the Museum improved its exhibits, strengthened its lecture programs, and completed a major project to restore one of the very few fully operational Sherman tanks."

An expert on military history, including World War II, Stevens came to the Wright as Executive Director in May 2011 with 30 years of experience in museum management and college teaching and 13 years in various positions in museum management. He replaced Mark Foynes, who had served as Executive Director for four years.

Efforts to reach Stevens for comment Tuesday afternoon were not successful.

The press release states, "Anyone who is interested in the position should submit a resume via email to michelle.landry@wrightmuseum.org or by mail at The Wright Museum, P.O. Box 1212, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

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