Kolin named museum director
The Great Lakes Historical Society has announced the hiring of Anna M. Kolin as Development Director for the National Museum of the Great Lakes.
Kolin brings more than a decade of non-profit and museum experience to GLHS, most recently serving as Communications and PR Manager for Imagination Station Toledo.
“Ms. Kolin brings a wealth of knowledge in Toledo’s non-profit and museum community, as well as extensive experience in public relations,” said Chris Gillcrist, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, the parent organization of the National Museum of the Great Lakes.
The hiring of GLHS’s first Toledo crew member precedes the beginning of major construction at the Toledo Maritime Center, the future home of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. NMGL will offer the region a comprehensive maritime experience including a more than 10,000 square foot hands-on museum, the recently renovated and re-christened museum ship, the S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker (formerly the S.S. Willis B. Boyer) and a park complete with maritime artifacts and beautiful landscape.
The National Museum of the Great Lakes will begin construction on the building and the adjacent park within the next few weeks and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. For more information, contact Christopher Gillcrist at glhs1@inlandseas> or 440-967-3467.