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Museum Association of New York Board of Directors

Chemung County Historical Society

Region: Southern Tier

Committee(s): Audit/Finance (Chair); Executive; Strategic Planning (Co-Chair)

Bruce Whitmarsh has been the Director of the Chemung County Historical Society since the fall of 2010. Prior to that he has worked in history museums in North Dakota, Virginia and Washington, DC. 

He is interested in how museums are part of their community and how they can play an active role in areas like economic re-development, tourism and educational enrichment. He holds master’s degrees from Villanova University and the George Washington University in American History.

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

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