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Rokeby Museum hires education manager

TUCKER FOLTZ

FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh recently hired Tucker Foltz for its newly created Education Programs Manager position. Foltz is a public historian with a background in education and museum interpretation.
Before joining Rokeby, Foltz worked for the National Park Service, Maryland Historical Society, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and most recently served as Interpretation Supervisor at Filoli Historic House Museum and Gardens in Woodside, Calif.
Foltz said he is happy to return to his home state of Vermont and join Rokeby Museum as the education programs manager.
“At Rokeby, I hope to foster dynamic learning spaces, where children and adults can not only reflect on the past, but also investigate their own understandings of heritage, identity, and the natural world,” he said. “I admire the work that done at Rokeby, and look forward to building on that legacy with programs that enrich school learning and community building.”
The creation of this part-time position is part of Rokeby Museum’s vision to continue developing educational programming that engages all ages and fosters conversations on history’s impact in its communities today.
“With Tucker joining our team at Rokeby we can further build our partnerships and introduce more students and life-long learners to the museum,” Museum Director Lindsay Varner said.
“We are a unique site in Vermont. Four generations of the Robinson family lived and worked the land the museum stands on, with each generation representing turning points in our history. Their story, allows us to explore the breadth of Vermont and our nation’s past and present,” Varner added.
The family’s history covers topics and themes ranging from Abolition and the anti-slavery movement; agriculture and the environment; art; and literature.

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