Deerfield, Mass. (January 10, 2017)---Historic Deerfield, Inc., announced the promotion of two staff members today. As of January 1, 2017, Anne Lanning has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and David E. (Ned) Lazaro has been promoted to Curator of Textiles.
In her role as Senior Vice President, Lanning will assist President Philip Zea in administrative oversight of museum and business affairs of the organization. Ms. Lanning, formerly Vice President of Museum Affairs for Historic Deerfield, has been with the museum since 1986, when she began as Assistant Curator of Interpretation.
During this time, she also held the positions of Curator for Interpretation and Chair of the Curatorial Department. She received an undergraduate degree in history from the College of New Rochelle (NY), and a master's degree in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (NY). Prior to joining the staff at Historic Deerfield, she worked as Director of the Patterson Homestead and Director of Education at the Montgomery County Historical Society, Dayton, Ohio.
As Curator of Textiles, David E. (Ned) Lazaro will continue his work overseeing the extensive textile, clothing and embroidery collections at Historic Deerfield. Mr. Lazaro holds a master's degree in fashion and textile history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he focused on 18th- and early 19th- century clothing construction. He has lectured and published on 18th-century fashion, 19th-century undergarments, and 20th-century dress design and marketing.
Historic Deerfield, Inc., is dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the Connecticut River Valley. Its museums and programs provide today's audiences with experiences that create an understanding and appreciation of New England's historic villages and countryside.