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Historical Association of Lewiston welcomes new curator

Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
At a recent meeting, the board of directors of the Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed Francis Carey as the new curator of HAL and its museum. Carey replaces Pam Hauth, who recently retired from the position after serving for many years.
Carey was associated with the Daemen College Library for more than 22 years in various positions, culminating as director of library services and research and information commons. Prior to that, he served with the SUNY-Buffalo Lockwood Library and at Duke University. He brings extensive experience in cataloging and has long been interested in the history of Western New York.
Carey holds a degree in history from Niagara University and in library science from SUNY Buffalo. HAL officials said Carey has skills and experience that will serve the group's ongoing mission for many years to come.
His responsibilities will include working with HAL's ARP committee, evaluating potential contributions and ascending worthy items into the permanent collection, as well as displaying and maintaining the growing accumulation of historic artifacts. In addition, Carey will welcome groups of school students visiting the museum and generally provide support for community members searching for historic records and information of specific interest.
Carey will work with the HAL board and Frank and Patti Mahoney, who serves as HAL executive director.
HAL membership is open to the public and those interested in the history of the village and the Niagara Frontier are encouraged to join. Public meetings and informative and interesting programs are presented at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month from September through May at the museum on Plain Street in the Village of Lewiston. All are welcome to attend.
The museum is open from 1-5 p.m. each Wednesday through Saturday.

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