Roebling Museum’s new executive director, Lynne Calamia, is jumping right in and getting to work, (albeit from home right now.) “I am honored to be joining Roebling Museum, which is such a community asset,” Calamia said. “The organization has been distinguished by strong volunteer leadership, a dedicated staff, and a collaborative approach to community building. I look forward to working on meaningful projects that enliven the museum and the town.”
With more than a decade of hands-on experience in the field of public history, Lynne has held positions at museums, archives, and has worked to support historic preservation initiatives across the region. Most recently, Calamia served as the founding Executive Director of Arch Street Meeting House, a historic Quaker landmark in the popular tourist neighborhood of Old City, Philadelphia.
Her work experience and research interests have prepared her well for the role of Executive Director at Roebling Museum. Lynne has a PhD. from Penn State where she studied 20th century labor history. Additionally, she grew to love company towns as an archivist at Hershey Community Archives and was introduced to the impact of the Roebling family while working in the Education Department at the New Jersey State Museum.
“We are very excited to have an experienced museum professional lead Roebling Museum and help us grow. And we know Lynne is excited to be part of our community dedicated to preserving and interpreting Roebling history. Lynne is full of good ideas, enthusiasm, and smarts, and I know you are all going to like her,” said Martha Moore, President of Roebling Museum’s board of directors.
Here are three easy ways to welcome Lynne: