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GREENBRIER HISTORICAL SOCIETY 814 West Washington Street Lewisburg, WV  24910 304-645-3398                                                                                                               
Date: May 14, 2017
News Release
Contact:  Margaret Hambrick  or Nick LaCasse     304-646-2439               304-645-3398
GREENBRIER HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The   Greenbrier   Historical   Society   (GHS)   is   excited   to   announce   a   new   executive   director,   Annie   McMillion.      She   comes with   a   Master’s   Degree   in   Information   Science   from   Florida   State   University   and   a   Regent’s   Bachelor   of Arts   Degree   from Bluefield   State   College   (now   University).      While   selecting   coursework   to   complete   the   Regent’s   degree,   she   focused primarily   on   pre-colonial   and   colonial   American   history   courses   which,   combined   with   the   Master’s   Information   Science, provides a strong foundation for collections and archive management. She lives in Frankford with her family. McMillion’s   previous   employment   included   E-Resource   Librarian   for   the   University   of   Virginia   Libraries   and   Director   of Library Development for the West Virginia Library Commission among other increasingly responsible jobs.  Margaret   Hambrick,   President   of   the   Board   of   GHS,   said,   “We   are   so   pleased   to   have   found   Annie.      We   think   her administrative   skills   along   with   her   deep   background   in   information   science   will   help   us   move   forward   as   we   share   the treasure that is the history of the Greenbrier Valley.” McMillion   said,   “I’m   honored   to   join   the   staff,   board,   and   volunteers   of   the   Greenbrier   Historical   Society:   we   share   both   an enthusiasm   for   our   history   and   the   vision   to   increase   the   outreach   and   services   of   our   archives,   library   and   museum.   I’m excited   about   the   momentum   GHS   has   gained   over   the   past   several   years   through   innovative,   interpretative   events   and collaborative   partnerships   with   schools,   tourism,   and   artistic   organizations   in   the   Greenbrier   Valley   region.   I   believe   that continuing   to   strengthen   those   collaborations   will   provide   residents   and   visitors   with   unique   events   and   exhibits   that   will make history fun and interesting to an expanded audience.” PHOTO   CAPTION:      Anne   “Annie”   McMillion,   new   executive   director   of   the   Greenbrier   Historical   Society,   welcomes everyone to visit the Historical Society: North House Museum, Archives, and Library. NEW BOARD MEMBER AT GREENBRIER HISTORICAL SOCIETY The   Greenbrier   Historical   Society   (GHS)   is   proud   to   announce   a   new   board   member—Patrick   Murat.      Currently   a   teacher in the Greenbrier County School system, he has been an educator since September of 1990. He   began   his   career   in   Salem,   Oregon   and   has   worked   in   Oregon,   Illinois,   North   Carolina   and   now   West   Virginia.   He completed   his   bachelors’   degree   in   Spanish   with   a   Minor   in   International   Affairs   at   North   Park   University   in   Chicago.   His Masters   of   Science   in   Education,   with   an   emphasis   in   Bilingual/   Multicultural   Education   was   completed   at   Western   Oregon University. Murat   said,   “I   believe   deeply   that   education   is   the   ticket   out   of   many   ills   which   plague   our   society   and   the   world   in   general. So   I   am   dedicated   to   helping   advance   its   mission   everywhere   I   am.   Learning,   analyzing   and   understanding   our   own history   and   also   the   world’s,   makes   of   us   all   informed   citizens   who   are   better   equipped   to   make   sound   decisions   about how to be better participants in our communities and, ultimately, in this world.” Margaret   Hambrick,   president   of   the   Board   of   Directors   of   GHS,   said,   “We   are   excited   to   have   Patrick   Murat   join   our board.      We   believe   his   background   in   education   as   well   as   his   present   position   with   the   Greenbrier   County   School   system will help us bring better educational programs to everyone in our area.  We really look forward to working with him.”
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