Historical Society Picks New History Center Head

April 12, 2013

in News,Woodstock

The Woodstock History Center has a new director.

Matt Powers, formerly of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and the Sandwich Historical Society in New Hampshire, will take the post vacated by Jack Anderson. He starts May 1.

“It’s going to be fun,” Powers said. “I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Powers has a masters degree in American and New England studies from the University of Southern Maine and a bachelors degree in American studies from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Powers was chosen from three finalists, according to Woodstock Historical Society President Charlie Wilson.

“Matt had the skills that we were looking for that best complemented the organization,” Wilson said.

Powers has visited Woodstock before, confirming its status “as one of the most beautiful towns — I think — in all of New England.”


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