The Board of Trustees at Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) has announced the appointment of Samantha Hall-Saladino as Executive Director. Hall-Saladino assumed the role effective July 15th, 2017.
Hall-Saladino will oversee the operations of the Ten Broeck Mansion, an historic home built between 1797 and 1798 by General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. The mansion is located in the Arbor Hill section of Albany and is the headquarters of the ACHA, a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to preserving, presenting, and promoting the history and culture of Albany County.
Hall-Saladino brings experience in museum education, collections management and public history to her new position. She has served as the Fulton County historian since 2013, a position she will continue to hold. She was the education director at the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany for five years, where she designed and implemented educational programs, workshops, and lectures related to Shaker history
ACHA received approximately 30 applications for the position of executive director. Hall-Saladino was distinguished among the applicants for her experience and impressive resume.
Hall-Saladino is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Public Historians of New York State and Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. Hall-Saladino holds a bachelor’s degrees in history and English from Russell Sage College and a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of New Hampshire. She has presented her own research at Researching New York and the annual meeting of the Museum Association of New York.
Hall-Saladino replaces Jillian Altenburg, who has served as executive director of ACHA since 2014.
Photo of Samantha Hall-Saladino provided.