2018-08-09 / Community News

Saco Museum has new manager

Anatole Brown, new education and program manager at Dyer Library in Saco. (Courtesy photo) Anatole Brown, new education and program manager at Dyer Library in Saco. (Courtesy photo) After five years at the Saco Museum, Zoe Thomas will soon move with her family to be closer to her husband’s job in Brunswick. With the length of the new commute and three children 3 and younger at home, Thomas, education and program manager, will say goodbye. Her replacement is Anatole Brown, who for the past few weeks, was the man welcoming visitors at the front desk and answering questions on Saco history. Starting Aug. 14, Brown will step into the role of education and program manager.

Brown was born in Boston, but has spent time living in New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles, where he met his wife Sherry. She is from Old Orchard Beach and, after years of visiting her family every summer, the couple relocated to Saco a year before their daughter Adelaide was born in 2006. With a life-long interest in history, Brown completed a master’s degree in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine in 2014. For the last two school years, Brown has been a substitute teacher at Saco Middle School while waiting for a door to open in the museum field. He is excited to take on a bigger role at Saco Museum and said his vision is “to continue to instill a sense of place and legacy for the children and adults of the Saco area. To promote the idea that we are all keepers of the past, but that we are also vital players in the continuing history of the region.”

Stop in on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to chat with Brown in person, or check out the band he plays guitar in, The Cover Tones, who perform locally.

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