MSV announces change in leadership

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The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley announced a change in leadership this week.

After fourteen years as the Executive Director and CEO of MSV, Dana Hand Evans is leaving to become the CEO and President of Middleton Place Foundation, a National Historic Landmark in Charleston, South Carolina.

Since Evans began her tenure, she lead a variety of visionary plans including:

  • renovations of the historic battlefield at Kernstown and Rose Hill Farm
  • renovation and reinterpretation of the MSV Glen Burnie House
  • conversion of under-utilized spaces to a Makerspace for community engagement
  • significant remediation of the administration building and main exhibition galleries
  • achievement of accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums
  • partnerships with organizations like the City of Winchester, Frederick County Parks and Recreation, and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

MSV Board President Philips said an interim director will be selected to lead staff and assist the Board of Directors during the nationwide search for new leadership.

To read the MSV’s full announcement on the transition, click here.

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