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Written on: April 20th, 2016 in Horticulture Museums News Volunteerism
The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has recently promoted Bridget Wallace to the position of volunteer services coordinator, and has hired three new staff members—Kelly Ewing, Dylan Lister and Jack Witzman.
- As the division’s volunteer-services coordinator, Bridget Wallace is working to recruit, and fully utilize the talents of, a dedicated cadre of volunteers who can help the agency preserve Delaware’s historical legacy. A Wilmington native who now lives in Dover, Wallace holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Delaware and worked as a historic-site interpreter at the division’s downtown Dover museums from June 2015 until she began work as volunteer services coordinator on March 21, 2016.
- Historic-site interpreter Kelly Ewing joined the staff of the Buena Vista Conference Center after serving as a collections cataloguer at the Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Philadelphia, and as a collections-management intern at both the Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace, Md. and in the Collections Program of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in photography from the Moore College of Art and an associate’s degree in photography from the Delaware College of Art and Design. In addition to providing the public with in-depth information about the historic Buena Vista mansion, her responsibilities include assisting with events and helping with the maintenance and upkeep of the house and grounds.
As a member of the division’s Horticulture Team, Dylan Lister provides landscape support-services at the agency’s sites, helping to maintain a beautiful and safe natural environment that complements the historic nature of the individual properties. Prior to joining the division, the Greenwood, Del. resident worked in all aspects of agricultural production at Lea View Farms in his home town. He studied agricultural production at Delaware Technical and Community College and at Delmar High School.
Jack Witzman brings a wealth of experience to his position as a historic-site interpreter at the New Castle Court House Museum. He volunteered for over eight years at Fort Delaware State Park as a first-person Civil War re-enactor, and has participated in several historical-theater productions in the New Castle vicinity. Now retired, the Wilmington resident enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a financial and business analyst for several companies in the region, and as a financial specialist for the city of New Castle. As a historic-site interpreter dressed in period clothing, Witzman will add a human face to Delaware history by bringing the people and events of the past to life.
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