Susan Gold, Executive Director
Phone: 203-222-1424 x 105
Susan joined the WHS staff in 2004 as Education Co-ordinator/ Director. Susan became the Executive Director in January 2007. A former Program Director at the Lockwood-Matthews Manson Museum Susan co-ordinated a host of successful programs at WHS, including children’s vacation programs, Time Travelers Summer Program, walking tours and educational seminars for the community. “Our programs are about engaging kids to come away with a fact or experience that they will want to share with their friends and family. We want people to think of WHS as a welcoming place that is worth visiting many times throughout the year”.
Nicole Carpenter, Education and Programs Director
Phone: 203-222-1424 x111
Nicole has experience in education and programming specifically in non-profit organizations through her work in multiple non-profit organizations including Plimoth Plantation and Chaffee Art Center. Her experience is enhanced by her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History with a minor in both history and business administration. Nicole also completed her Master’s degree in Museum Studies with a concentration in education and development at Syracuse University. As Education and Programs Director, Nicole is responsible for both children’s and adult education through engaging and instructional programs.
Barbara Peck, Assistant Director
Phone: 203-222-1424 x 106
Barbara joined Westport Historical Society in January 2007. A former administrator in theater management, she has overseen hundreds of national tours for the educational field including drama, comedy and ethnic dance performances. Barbara is also the General Manager at The Fairfield County Children’s Choir when not at WHS. She lives in Trumbull and has two grown daughters.
Mimi Burroughs, Gift Shop Manager
Phone: 203-222-1424 x100
Mimi joined Westport Historical Society in 2010 as a volunteer but soon became a member of the WHS staff managing the gift shop. Mimi comes to us with 20 years experience in graphic design from Brooks Community Newspapers.