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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Critter Puppet Adventures
10 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

Time, Tide & Water exhibit
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

Charlestown Historical Society Archive
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Basic Computer Instruction
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Cruise Night
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ashaway

Photography and Decorative Arts Exhibition
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Summer Concert
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

Paint Night Fundraiser
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Summer Concert Series: Jane Murray & Dennis Costa
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

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Susan Funk was named president of the New England Museum Association.

New England Museum Association elects Funk as president of board


MYSTIC — The New England Museum Association (NEMA) has elected Susan Funk, executive vice president of Mystic Seaport, as president of its board of directors. The election was held at the organization’s 2013 Annual Meeting on Nov. 15 as part of the group’s 95th annual conference in Newport.

“We’re very excited to have Susan on board,” said NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger. “Her leadership and commitment to the organization will help take us to the next level of success in serving the museum field.”

Funk oversees and coordinates the activities of the museum’s Education, Exhibitions, Maritime Studies, Curatorial, Watercraft, Human Resources and Visitor Services departments. She is responsible for operational and strategic planning, program evaluation, and participation in trustee committees, and management of all museum functions associated with visitor experience. Funk coordinated Mystic Seaport’s accreditation self-study for the Association of American Museums (AAM) in 2004-05. She is served on the NEMA board and regularly served as an AAM Museum Assessment Program reviewer and accreditation site committees. In July 2005 she participated in the Getty Institute’s prestigious Museum Leadership Institute.

“Susan’s new role with NEMA validates her leadership in the field, and underscores how fortunate Mystic Seaport is to have had her on the staff all these years,” said Steve White, president of Mystic Seaport.

Funk most recently joined the museum in 1994. She has been employed at Mystic Seaport for a total of 25 years.

Funk was elected unanimously by more than 400 NEMA members in attendance. She is eligible to serve two one-year terms as president under the organization’s bylaws.



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