“In her five-year tenure at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum,” an announcement sent to Museum supporters said, “Susan created a rising tide, lifting our reach, programs, and initiatives. She not only calmly steered the organization through the pandemic, she also implemented free admission for all and a pay-what-you-can tuition model for youth programs, spearheaded our new strategic plan and mission, and grew the museum’s staff and exhibits. Susan’s fierce commitment to access, audiences, and inclusion in museums gave us a fresh new understanding of what the Maritime Museum can be for its community. We have no doubt that these same values and drive will lead Susan to success with the Vermont Arts Council. We are honored to continue this work at the Museum.”
Two Museum leaders, Lauren Ross and Chris Sabick, will serve as interim co-directors until a national search for a new director is completed. Lauren Ross, the Museum’s Director of Development, guides fundraising strategy, membership, and strategic communications. Chris Sabick, the Museum’s Director of Research and Archaeology, leads the research, collections, and maritime focus of the organization.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a non-profit museum located at 4472 Basin Harbor Road, in Vergennes, Vermont. It preserves and shares the history and archaeology of Lake Champlain. Visit their website for more information.
The Vermont Arts Council supports the arts and artists, through funding, advocacy and programs designed to increase public awareness. Visit their website for more information.
Photo: From left to right, Chris Sabick, Susan Evans McClure, and Lauren Ross (provided).