The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees) have announced their appointment of Phyllis Young as interim executive director at Woodlawn Museum effective  January 14, 2020.

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Phyllis was previously the marketing and development coordinator for 4 years at Woodlawn Museum and has remained an active volunteer since 2018. She is also the board president for the Heart of Ellsworth. The Trustees are proud to welcome Phyllis back to Woodlawn Museum as she will be a valuable resource until a new executive director is in place.

Young replaces Joshua Torrance who has become the new Executive Director of the Bennington Museum in Vermont

In 1901, the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees) formed to acquire lands for free public use. The Trustees acquired nearly 5,000 acres and in 1916, donated their holdings to the United States, forming the core of what became Acadia National Park. Beyond Acadia National Park, the Trustees have owned and made the Woodlawn estate, home of the famous Black House, available for public use and enjoyment since 1929.