The Board of Trustees of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum cordially invite you to the Annual Meeting of the corporation.
The agenda includes the approval of a new slate of trustees, a report on the activities and finances of the Museum, a vote on bylaw amendments, and a special lecture by Carrie Taylor, Director of the Lippitt House Museum in Providence, Rhode Island.
"To Labor for the Common Good: Recontextualizing the Historic House Museum Experience"
Carrie Taylor, Director, Lippitt House Museum, Providence, RI
Lippitt House has been a landmark for over 150 years – a reflection of the great wealth created in 19th century Providence from manufacturing. But what relevancy does a Victorian mansion have today in our post-industrial age? Ms. Taylor will discuss the evolving role of historic house museums as a community resource and efforts to engage community through innovative partnerships and programs.
Carrie Taylor came to Providence’s Lippitt House Museum to be its first director in 2013. Prior to leading Lippitt House, Carrie was Registrar and then Collections Manager at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home outside of Charlottesville, Virginia for 15 years. Before moving to Virginia she worked in the Curatorial Department at the Atlanta History Center. She was elected Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in History. She then earned a master’s degree in Public History with a Museums Studies concentration from the University of South Carolina where she held a graduate assistantship at McKissick Museum in Columbia.