Lincoln County Historical Society Welcomes New Executive Director, Susan M.G. Tissot
The Lincoln County Historical Society is pleased to welcome Susan M.G. Tissot as the new Executive Director of their organization as of May 2nd. Tissot takes over from Faith Kreskey who left the organization in November 2021 for a position with the State of Oregon. Tissot is a graduate of Oregon State University where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Tissot is no stranger to Lincoln County as she previously worked at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in the 1980s in exhibit development. Returning to her professional roots with over 30 years of experience, including 19 years of executive director experience in museums in five western states, including Clark County, Washington, and Coos Bay, Oregon, Tissot brings with her an impressive list of qualifications in museum development, grant writing, fundraising and nonprofit management. Tissot says that “Lincoln County is one of the few places that I hoped I could one day return to. The community and the area hold a place in my heart. It’s been great to reconnect with friends who are still in the area. I am very excited about the future and the role our public programs will play in the greater community.”
Bud Shoemake, LCHS President, explains that “Susan brings a wealth of experience and past success that we feel will be key to moving the organization forward. Susan really stood out, even with a well-qualified pool of applicants. We are glad that she is here and is able to hit the ground running.” Tissot looks forward to engaging with the community in preserving the history of the county and in developing exhibits that tell the varied stories of the community. The opportunities that the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center and the Burrows House Museum provide for exhibit and public programming development are another area that Tissot is excited about. Tissot, an avid kayaker and hiker, can’t wait to explore the local waterways and trails when the weather improves.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing Central Oregon Coast history. Please visit our website or join us on Facebook or Instagram. 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org.