Mike Melochick is the new executive director of the Bangor Historical Society. Credit: Courtesy of Bangor Historical Society

The Bangor Historical Society named Michael Melochick as its new executive director earlier this month, replacing Melissa Gerety, who resigned last fall.

Melochick is a Bangor native and a University of Maine alumnus who has worked for the Buchanan Alumni House at UMaine and for Bangor Savings Bank. He completed a journalism degree at UMaine in 2015. He is on the board of directors for Literacy Volunteers of America, and is involved in FUSION:Bangor, a local networking group for young professionals.

In a press release, Melochick cited his deep roots in the Bangor area as inspiring his desire to work with the Bangor Historical Society.

“My father was a Bangor Police Officer for 27 years, patrolling the Queen City from 1971 until 1998. His stories of Bangor’s glory and historical prominence illuminated my youth and filled me with wide-eyed wonder,” Melochick said. “As our beloved city looks toward its bright future, it is crucial to recall its glorious days of yore. I am excited to be in this position to preserve this city’s past while helping to create a presence in its future.”

For more information, visit www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org.

Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.