May 23, 2019
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Bangor Historical Society names new director

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

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