Plymouth Antiquarian Society Appoints New Executive Director

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society announces the appointment of Patrick Browne as its new Executive Director. He will take the helm of the 105-year old institution on May 27th. Previously, Browne served as Executive Director for both the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum. Most recently, he has been a Lecturer in the History Department at Boston University where he has taught many courses on the history of early New England.

Dr. Browne holds a Ph.D. in History from Boston University and received both his B.A. in English and M.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His many professional and community activities include serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Plymouth 400, the Plymouth County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce. He was founding Chairman of Backroads of the South Shore, a consortium of South Shore historical museums.

“Dr. Browne’s passion for history, extensive leadership experience with historical organizations and museums, and in-depth knowledge of the region’s history makes him exceptionally suited to lead our Society,” Antiquarian President Andrea Daly said in a statement.

“Having researched, lectured on, and written about the history of the South Shore for decades, the idea of furthering the work of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society is truly exciting to me and I look forward to contributing to the continued celebration and preservation of Plymouth’s history,” Browne said. 

“Dr. Browne will lead us at a strategic moment for the Society, which is embarking on an ambitious 5-year strategic plan,” said interim Executive Director Dr. Walter Powell. “We are excited to benefit from his expertise in the management of historic properties, collections, and development.”

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society is Plymouth’s largest organization dedicated to preserving historic houses and landmarks, serving as Plymouth’s historical society – the gateway to our community’s post-Pilgrim history.

Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s Interim Executive Director, Dr. Walter Powell (right), welcomes newly appointed Executive Director, Dr. Patrick Browne (left), on the front steps of the 1809 Hedge House.`