Press Release

Transition time arrives at The General Henry Knox Museum

THOMASTON, Maine — Howard P. Lowell of South Thomaston has been named interim executive director of The General Henry Knox Museum by the organization’s board of trustees. Although his seven-month appointment begins Nov. 1, he and Ellen Dyer, the current director, have been working together since early October to assure a smooth transition.

Lowell is retired from a long career in records and information management with the National Archives, the Delaware Public Archives, the Oklahoma State Archives and other organizations.

He has led seminars and lectured widely on records administration, strategic planning and records policy, and disaster preparedness. He has worked with archives and libraries from Maine to Hawaii.

Lowell is a 1967 graduate of the University of Maine where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College in Boston.

Lowell has been a Knox Museum member for several years and recently served on the board of trustees. He expects to work with the board as a search committee is formed to hire a permanent executive director, and it is understood that his tenure ends at Memorial Day, the start of the traditional “open” season for the museum. His goals include planning events for the next year and being out and about in the community reinforcing museum partnerships and relationships.

Dyer, who has been with the museum since 2002, announced in August her intention to leave at the end of October. She plans to do independent consulting.

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