Friday, August 1, 2014

Greetings from the new director!

Hello! My name is Paul Archambault and I am so excited to be working as the new Director at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center, particularly in its 50th year of existence! To be able to live and work in an area that has such a unique and rich history is amazing. I look forward to continuing to build on the museum’s mission, programs, exhibits, annual events and create new, innovative ideas to enhance the visitor experience and effectively promote and market the cultural, natural, and recreational assets that we have in Waterford.
I moved to Troy, NY from Chattanooga, TN last August when my wife, Katie, was offered the librarian position at the Emma Willard School. We live on campus with our three children, Riley (9 yrs.), Jack (7 yrs.), Bryce (5 yrs.), and dog, Bailey (14 yrs.)
I am originally from Reading, PA and I received my B.A. in Anthropology at Bloomsburg University and M.A. in Public History at U.N.C. Charlotte. I have professional experience in archaeology, historic preservation, community development, planning, and tourism.
I was previously employed at the Southeast Tennessee Development District (SETDD) in Chattanooga, TN. At SETDD, I provided assistance with National Register nomination preparation, preservation grant writing, cultural resource inventory, and historic preservation fundamentals and principles training to local governments, non-profit organizations, and interested parties in the ten county southeast Tennessee region. I also served as the Assistant Director in the Community Development Department managing staff and overseeing multiple federal grant projects including Recreation Trails and Parks projects, Transportation Enhancement projects, Community Development Block Grants, and USDA Rural Development projects.
My family and I are excited to be living in the Capital Region of New York State, an area with a rich heritage and excellent quality of life. I look forward to growing professionally in this position, working on some great projects, and meeting all of you soon!

Please visit my Weebly page to view past projects that I worked on with my previous employer.

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