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Sailing Museum, National Sailing Hall of Fame name new executive director

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The Sailing Museum and National Sailing Hall of Fame board of directors recently appointed Ashley Householder as executive director. Householder has been part of the National Sailing Hall of Fame and The Sailing Museum organization for more than two years, working previously as both consulting curator and director of exhibits and programs. Her duties as executive director will include guiding all aspects of the museum’s exhibit program and oversight of all curatorial and collections policies.

Householder brings extensive experience with exhibit direction to The Sailing Museum, having worked in collections and curation at the White House and the Smithsonian Institution. Most recently, Householder served as curator of exhibitions at the Preservation Society of Newport County, establishing its exhibition program as the first person in the role. For more information, visit or

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