Sunday, March 20, 2022

Author, curator appointed new executive director at Wright's Ferry Mansion in Columbia

As it prepares to reopen for the season in May, Wright's Ferry Mansion has appointed a new executive director, James Archer Abbott.

Abbott comes to the Columbia historic site from the Lewes Historical Society in Lewes, Delaware.

He has been a curator or director at museums in Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and New York's Hudson Valley, according to a news release. Abbott's other past positions include director and curator of Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum and Library, curator of the Woodrow Wilson House and curator of decorative arts for the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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