The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum is governed by a Board of Directors that holds a formal meeting each quarter. The Board is also involved in regular operations on a weekly basis. 

The 2015 Board of Directors:

  • James Diedrich - Vice President and Acting President
  • Marcia Hubbard - Treasurer
  • Mary Kay Taylor - Secretary
  • Tom Duff
  • Karen Feder Cooper
  • Richard Low
  • Kim Pedersen
  • Natasha Taylor
  • Andrew St. John
  • Harold Burnham, Honorary Board Member

    Other Museum Leaders:

    Acting Curator: Kurt Wilhelm

    Education & Group Program Director: Nancy Dudley

    Visitor Services Director : Justin Demetri

    Office Manager: Marcia Hubbard

    Facilities Director: Jeff Lane