Despite the doors being closed to the public, Victoria Mansion’s education department has some exciting developments of late.
First, we would like to officially introduce our new Director of Education, Stacia Hanscom. Staci has served as the Curator of Education at the William Trent House in Trenton, New Jersey, Coordinator of School Programs at the Albany Institute of History and Art, and has been an Education Consultant at the Mansion since 2012. We are so pleased to have her aboard!
The Mansion also recently received a grant of $4,000 from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust towards educational programming and curriculum development. Our interdisciplinary program, A Century of Change, has already expanded to 13 area schools, free of charge to all students thanks to private and corporate sponsorships. Plans are underway for expanding the curriculum for high school and college-level students.