The Wellesley Historical Society has tapped Amanda Fisher as its new executive director, and she’ll have her hands full learning about the town’s rich history and readying the society for its eventual move into the Stanwood House at 323 Washington St.
Previous Executive Director Erica Dumont left over the summer, and Curator Kathleen Fahey has been serving as interim director during the search for Dumont’s replacement.
Fisher has a BA in History and American Culture Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as an MA in History from the University of Maryland-College Park. After starting her career at the Litchfield Historical Society in Litchfield, Ct., she interned at both the National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Fisher has worked extensively in the advancement and nonprofit sectors, including most recently, at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum.
Fisher plans to attend Thursday evening’s free Wellesley Historical Society lecture (7pm) on the “History of the Back Bay” at the Wellesley Free Library.