Everhart Museum Executive Director Aurore Giguet has resigned, the Scranton museum’s board of trustees announced today.
Giguet has accepted a job as executive director of Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals in Hillsboro, Oregon, the board said. Deborah Pann, the Everhart’s director of resources, will serve as interim executive director while they search for Giguet’s replacement.
“Throughout her tenure, Ms. Giguet has provided the Everhart with exemplary leadership; her passion inspired growth and excitement at the Museum,” board Chairman Don Frederickson said in a statement. “The museum staff and the board will greatly miss her. I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”
Giguet joined the Everhart in 2016, coming from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Marjorie Barrick Museum, where she was director.
In today’s announcement, Giguet noted that she would “like to be remembered as having a positive impact on the museum and in turn the community, which I found to be incredibly welcoming and supportive.
“Working with the fantastic staff, board, donors, and volunteers we were able to bring new life to this amazing institution,” Giguet added. “The museum is now ready for a new chapter to be written.”
The museum, which opened in 1908 in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park, remains closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. For details about the programs the museum is offering in the meantime, read this week’s story.
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