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Seneca Falls Tourism Center welcomes new executive director

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The Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center is excited to welcome a new Executive Director Andrew Olden and Program Assistant/Docent Laura Jacuzzo to its ranks. 

Olden has a master of arts/history from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is currently working on his Ph.D.  He has been a research assistant for the executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, an instructor and teaching assistant at the University of Missouri-Columbia and an assistant museum coordinator and archivist at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL.

Olden is excited about working with the community and museum leadership. He is looking forward to becoming involved in the community, growing the organization’s programming, and learning from visitors and volunteers.  “I want my leadership to continue to build on the strong history of the museum and continuing to build an organization that people want to support and be a part of,”  says Olden.

Jacuzzo’s role is to provide customer service and assist with programs, tours and events.  She has a bachelor’s in writing and history from Houghton College.  Her previous experience includes being a substitute teacher aide as well as a library assistant.  She also has experience as a docent and education/program coordinator with the Seneca Falls Historical Society.  

Jacuzzo states that her work with the historical society prepared her to give tours as well as boost her knowledge of Seneca Falls and the rest of the area.  She looks forward to helping the museum enhance and expand its current program offerings.  As the organization readies for the busy summer months, Jacuzzo is already prepping the Music in the Park series and the Summer Camp in the Box.

The Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center is home to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and welcomes thousands of visitors a year to Seneca Falls. They educate audiences of all ages on the rich industrial and waterways history of Seneca Falls. They are free and open to the public.  Summer hours begin May 1 and are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm and have three floors of museum exhibits to explore.