Thursday, November 24, 2016

Historic Saranac Lake Hires Oral History Coordinator

Aurora WheelerHistoric Saranac Lake announced that it has added Aurora Wheeler to its staff, in the position of Oral History Coordinator. Wheeler will be planning and overseeing the expansion of Historic Saranac Lake’s Oral History Project.

Prior to joining the staff of Historic Saranac Lake, Wheeler held positions at the Adirondack Museum, Paul Smith’s College VIC, and Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT. At the Adirondack Museum, she worked in Institutional Advancement on the For Generations capital campaign. A graduate of Harvard University, she has experience in fundraising, marketing, filmmaking and digital storytelling, museum education, and recently completed a fellowship in digital media content production with Organizing for Action in Chicago.

As Oral History Coordinator, Wheeler is expected to conduct interviews, develop collaborative projects with other organizations, manage the oral history archive at HSL, and develop new ways to share the collected histories through pop-up exhibitions, online sharing and a variety of other presentations. Ms. Wheeler will also lead the planning and design of the Traveling Cure Porch. The porch will serve as a mobile exhibition space to host the oral history project as well as a variety of history and arts programs and activities.

Anyone interested in participating in the oral history project or the planning of the Traveling Cure Porch may contact Aurora Wheeler at aurora@historicsaranaclake.org, or stop by the Saranac Laboratory Museum, which is open Tuesday-Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Photo: Aurora Wheeler, courtesy Historic Saranac Lake.


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