Monday, September 28 - The Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity in Bridgton is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees.
Anne Overman started working in the movie business, becoming a Production Coordinator on major motion pictures and television shows. While filming, Anne met actress Barbara Hale, best known for her role as “Della Street” to actor Raymond Burr's character, “Perry Mason”. Barbara was looking for a personal assistant. After 16 years of managing Barbara’s life, including traveling on location, picking up a grandchild from school, and managing Barbara’s extensive properties, Anne decided it was time to move back east to a slower time and space. Anne resides in the former Benjamin Kimball, (founder of North Bridgton), circa 1770 farmhouse and is co-owner of “Caron and Company”, a gift boutique on Depot Street in Bridgton, Maine.
Peg Puza, a native New Englander from western Massachusetts, is delighted to have moved to Maine with her husband in 2015. Peg had a 35-year career as an Operations Coordinator with a regional food retailer in Massachusetts before the couple moved to North Carolina. Her life-long affinity for Historic Museums began with a college internship at Old Sturbridge Village, and since then, has led to involvement with numerous historic sites and preservation groups. She served on the Historical Commission in her hometown of Brookfield, MA, and while living in North Carolina, volunteered with Historic Salisbury Foundation, and was employed at Historic Rosedale Plantation. Since moving to Windham, she has worked at Victoria Mansion, The Portland Observatory, and The Tate House Museum.
Samantha Zawistowski has spent her whole life in and out of the Lakes Region area and has called Bridgton home for the past 15 years. She has served the Bridgton community in her position as Youth Services Librarian of the Bridgton Public Library for the past three years and on the Ordinance Review Committee for one year. During her undergraduate, she had two papers accepted to the National Conference for Undergraduate Research and worked as a research assistant and crew lead for a Neolithic burial ground on the island of Crete, Greece. Her work with anthropology and children has made museums and education a central focus of her career thus far.