Susan Evans McClure joined Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as the Executive Director in 2018. In her capacity as Executive Director, she leads the talented team of educators, curators, museum professionals, and archaeologists as they explore the relationship between the land, the people, and the water of the Champlain Valley.
Prior to joining the Museum, Susan was Director of Programs and Audience Development at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where she led a team responsible for inspiring national conversations on the importance of the humanities to civic life. She also launched the National Museum of American History’s Food History Program and managed on-site educational opportunities for visitors. Susan has also worked in the education departments of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Shelburne Museum.
Susan holds an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Theater from McGill University. She has spoken nationally and internationally on topics from food history to performance theory to museum education. Her research focuses on the field of public history, connecting people with the past in ways that are relevant to their lives today beyond the walls of the classroom.