The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, located within the Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center, has named Nora Venezky as their new Executive Director. Since 1998, the Seneca Museum has captivated individuals with Seneca Falls’ rich industrial and waterways history through interactive and engaging experiences.
Venezky grew up in Spencerport along the Erie Canal and later ran the Spencerport Depot & Canal Museum after graduating with her Masters of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Seneca Museum, she was the Executive Director of the Greenbrier Historical Society in Lewisburg, WV where she worked hard to bring diverse stories into the museum and engage its community through several new exhibits and programs.
She is excited to come back home and return to a museum on the New York State Canal System. “I love the canals in New York, there is so much history connected to them and the ideas and inventions that came out of Seneca Falls are proof of their impact on American history,” says Venezky.
Venezky started on July 26th and is already working hard on updating marketing materials, increasing the museum’s social media presence, and planning for the future. “The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry has so much potential and I am excited to get started highlighting the history and sharing the area’s attractions with visitors,” exclaims Venezky. She has a background in small museums and loves the variety that that type of work has to offer. She has a particular passion for exhibit design and development as well as museum marketing and is excited to bring those skills and more to Seneca Falls.
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