Please take a moment to meet the staff of the North Andover Historical Society. Feel free to contact any of us with your questions so that we are better able to help you.
Carol J. Majahad is the Executive Director and Educator/Program Director for the North Andover Historical Society.
The Executive Director is responsible for all the day-to-day operations of the Society including the business operations, grant writing and administration as well as coordinating the maintenance of all the Society’s physical sites. She oversees the staff and volunteers in all areas of collections, research,marketing, membership and development. As Educator, she creates all exhibits and other site interpretation, and develops and conducts all programming for both children and adults.
Carol has served as director since 1988 and celebrates her 25th anniversary in 2013 coinciding with the 100th anniversary year of the North Andover Historical Society. She previously served as the Curator of American Cultural Material at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis,was a consultant and instructor of textile history at the Madison (CT) Historical Society and a summer project volunteer at the New Haven Colony Historical Society. She is a product of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies and served her NEH funded internship as the Costume Curator at the Oregon State Historical Society. Her undergraduate degree is in American Studies from Connecticut College, New London CT.
Curator for Archival & Research Materials
Inga Larson is the Curator for Archival & Research Materials for the S. Forbes Rockwell Library and Archive of the Historical Society.
In conjunction with the Director the Curator is responsible for the organization and management of the archive and library materials. The Curator assists visitors to the Library & Archive, in person and via online & written inquiries, catalogs items, undertakes research, produces a newsletter, blogs about our Collections and guides interns with projects that extend into the Library & Archive.
Inga began an extended career at the Society in 2002 as a consultant curator aiding with short term projects. In 2008 she took on her present role. Inga graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA and completed a MA in History from the University of York in England. Previous to 2002 she was a curator for English Heritage in the UK. She has worked for small institutions in England including the York Castle Museum and The York Minster Library.
Here in New England she has experience at the Trustees of Reservations, Strawbery Banke, and she was an Assistant to the Director at the North Andover Historical Society for a short spell in 1989. She has had the opportunity to witness much change and growth at the Society over the last 24 years.
Jan Williams is the part-time Collection Manager of the 3-dimensional artifacts at the Historical Society.
The Collection Manager is responsible for documentation and re-housing of objects, collections storage and maintaining artifact records in the database. Additionally, the Collections Manager works with the Collection Committee making recommendations to refine the current collection and identify objects for possible deaccession. The Collection manager assists with artifact retrieval and exhibits when necessary.
Jan has worked at the Society for three separate contract periods since 2001. She apprentice trained for five years as a textile conservation technician at the Textile Conservation Center in Lowell, MA. While at the TCC she worked on the Jackie Kennedy traveling exhibit at the MMA in NYC and at the JFK Library and Museum, Boston specializing in hat conservation. She worked as an independent contractor in textile conservation services for four years including contracts with Harvard Art as a gilding conservation technician and with Betsy Lahikainen of the Peabody Essex Museum as an upholstery conservation technician. She was also the conservation housekeeper for the seven historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum. She is adjunct faculty for the School of Fashion Design in Boston teaching their millinery courses.
Meet our Board of Directors
The North Andover Historical Society
is governed by a fourteen member Board of Directors
elected by our membership at Annual Meeting.
Stan Limpert, President
Diane Huster, Vice President
Christian McVey, Secretary
Kathy Stevens, Treasurer
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