Crossroads is excited to welcome Carrie Fellows as the organization’s new executive director. She brings thirty years’ experience working primarily in government and nonprofit museums, with extensive experience in grants management, capacity building through strategic planning and visioning, creating constituencies, managing change after transition, and raising organization profiles. She was an active participant in Crossroads’ visioning process following the 2002 National Heritage Area Feasibility Study.
Fellows most recently served as Director of the Hunterdon County (NJ) Department of Planning & Land Use and Executive Director of Hunterdon’s Cultural & Heritage Commission, with previous experience as curator, educator, and director in small and midsized history museums. Her work as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) and the Morris County Tourism Bureau led her to form personal and professional relationships with staff and leadership in museums, historic sites, and agencies all over the United States and Canada, and directly contributed to opportunities to help sites create meaningful, impactful programming. Fellows has presented to a variety of public and professional audiences on topics such as creating historic site costume standards; managing museums, collections, and volunteers; and women’s clothing, tasks and roles in 18th and early 19th century civilian and military life. An active member of living history and museum organizations for more than 30 years, she has an international network of colleagues working in museums and related fields.