On alternate Fridays during the noon hour, hosts Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty, President and CEO of Jefferson Community Foundation meet to discuss new developments, new paradigms, and the new normal in Jefferson County as we roll towards springtime and all that it offers. Any museum experience is shaped by the people who care passionately about this work. There are countless stories beneath the surface of our communities, just waiting to be brought to light.
Having earned a Masters degree in Museology from the University of Washington, Shelly Leaven’s connection with Port Townsend began when she was an intern at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. Her interest in the the Arts, the natural world, and related non-profit organizations eventually led her here to raise a family and take the position as the Historical Society’s Executive Director in 2018. She brings a quality perspective on what history means for us today, and the chance to offer a revitalized vision for the 139-year-old organization. If objects, walls, pictures and art could talk, what would they say? And how would they say it?