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Applications Sought for Kent-Delord House Museum Director

The Kent-Delord House Museum Board of Trustees is seeking a Director to oversee the overall operations
of the Museum including general and financial management. The Board desires an innovative leader who
can further develop the Museum’s vision and mission.

The Director serves asthe main spokesperson for the Museum, acts as a liaison between the membership
and the Board, attends Board meetings and prepares Board reports.
The Director develops interpretive and educational programs that promote the Museum creating an
atmosphere where visitors want to learn about the Delord story and return with friends and family. The
Director plans special events and seeks a variety of funding sources such as grants and corporate
sponsorships.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  •  A Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience
  • An interest in history and experience in museum and/or nonprofit operations
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking
  • Is proficient at seeking and applying for grants
  • Is proficient at managing funding campaigns
  • Excellent partnership skills with the ability to work with private and public sectors
  • Flexible and cooperative approach to problem solving
  • Maintains a positive attitude that encourages participation and enthusiasm
  • Creates an organizational culture that appreciates and respects differences and demonstrates a willingness to collaborate and compromise
  • Displays integrity, persuasiveness and creativity
  • Is able to work independently, is organized and deadline oriented

Anticipated Salary $24,000 -$25,000.

Hours Average of 24 hrs. per week.

Please email a completed application, available here: KDHM Director Application.docx along with a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to the search committee at [email protected] by December 28, 2018. Alternatively, you can fill out our online application form.

“A Traditional Christmas” Open House

The Kent-Delord House Museum Garden Club is presenting “A Traditional Christmas” Open House from noon-4 pm on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 in the museum at 17 Cumberald Avenue.

Join us to celebrate our heritage as we explore all the reminders of Christmas. See toys, carolers, nutcrackers, Santas, a huge tree and more. Taste the nibbles as the Delords did in the 1800s and the original holiday punch recipe from 50 years ago. Hear live music by Gary Sargeant, our good neighbor and a tradition is his own right!

This festive traditional holiday event is free to all, although donations are always gratefully accepted at the museum.

Veterans Day Open House

In commemoration of Veterans Day, the Kent-Delord House is hosting a free open house on Monday, November 12. Inside the house will be living historians representing six American conflicts from the American Revolution through World War II. This is a great opportunity to ask these re-enactors about their gear and weapons.

Henry’s Autumn Festival

  • Celebrating Community
  • Enjoying Harmony
    with Plattsburgh State Minor Adjustments A Cappella Group
  • Merrymaking
    Game for “Children” of all Ages

Please join us for food, fun, and frolic. There will be music, entertainment, lawn games and a chance to celebrate our beautiful North Country Autumn. The Delords made the best neighbors. They opened their home to friends, family, and dignitaries. We want to recognize their community spirit through opening the gate for this autumn fun-filled occasion. This event is free. Of course donations are always welcome.

Paint and Sip

Please join us for the second of two Paint and Sip events at the Kent-Delord House!

On Sunday, September 16 from 2-4pm local artist Lorrie Mandigo will guide you through painting images of the Museum, i.e. the Carriage Barn, House, Gardens…! All painting supplies are provided with light refreshments and (non-alcoholic) beverages available.

The cost is $35 per person (includes the painting of 2 tiles). Pre-paid reservations are required. Send checks to KDH Museum at 17 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or stop by the Museum during regular business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-3pm. This event is open to all ages, but preferably 10 years and older. Please make sure to list the names and phone numbers of all registering. Space is limited!! The event will be held in the KDHM Carriage Barn, rain or shine!

Any questions, please contact Scarlett at (518) 643-6678.
All proceeds will benefit the Kent-Delord House Museum.

Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Military Muster at the Museum

  • Camp with reenactors
  • Children’s activities
  • Prayer Service
  • Much more…

Hourly Schedule

Saturday, September 8:

10:00 – Battle to Halsey’s Corner (Old Base)
10:00 – Camps/Kent-Delord House open
10:30 – Music – Sailing Masters of 1812 (fifes & drums)
11:00 – Challenge Cup Bateaux Race (Plattsburgh Bay)
11:00 – Quigley Highlander Pipes & Drums
11:30 – Speaker: Matt Keagle, “Federally Fitting: War of 1812 Uniforms
in the Fort Ticonderoga Collection”
11:30 – Sailing Masters of 1812 (fifes & drums)
1:00 – Parade
2:30 – 19 th Century Fashion Show
2:30 – Duel of Honor (19 th Century pistol dueling demonstration)
3:00 – Artillery demonstration
4:00 – Camps/Kent-Delord House close
5:00 – Re-enactor Dinner
8:00 – McGlassin’s Nighttime Raid (near Macdonough Monument)
8:00 – 11:00 – Macomb Ball

Sunday, September 9:

10:00 – 19 th Century Church Service (Champlain
Monument gazebo)
10:45 – Plattsburgh Shapenote Singers (near KDH
flagpole)
11:00 – Camps/Kent-Delord House open
11:00 – Duel of Honor (19 th Century pistol dueling
demonstration)
12:00 – Artillery demonstration
1:00 – Plattsburgh Bay Naval Engagement/The Fall of
the British Batteries Land Battle (Cumberland Ave)
3:00 – Camps/House close; Camp breakdown (Vehicles
permitted on grounds)

WANTED Names for Our Woodchuck Family

Dear Friends,

“We’ve been residents around the Kent-Delord House for centuries. We were here when this place was just a country cabin. Then a handsome couple came and made the house bigger and added gardens and buildings for us. Our ancestors tell us about the battle…shooting and big metal balls flying around. Soldiers came with guns and it was so noisy. Today, there are ladies and a few gents who work in the gardens. They do plant some delicious treats for us. They sometimes gather in groups above our heads. We often startle each other at odd times during the day. We feel we are part of the Delord family and would love to be called by name. Can you help us?

We are asking that you send us your suggestions for our names. There are 3 of us right now. (Mom, Dad, and Baby) Submit as many names as you’d like. Mail/drop off your ballot at the Museum or vote on Facebook. In September, we will announce the winning names. Share this with your friends, the more choices the better. “

Gratefully yours,
The Kent-Delord Woodchuck Family

Paint and Sip

Please join us for the first of two Paint and Sip events at the Kent-Delord House!

On Sunday, August 5th from 2-4pm, local artist Lorrie Mandigo will guide you through painting images of the Museum, i.e. the Carriage Barn, House, Gardens…! All painting supplies are provided with light refreshments and (non-alcoholic) beverages available.

The cost is $35 per person (includes the painting of 2 tiles). Pre-paid reservations are required. Send checks to KDH Museum at 17 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or stop by the Museum during regular business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-3pm. This event is open to all ages, but preferably 10 years and older. Please make sure to list the names and phone numbers of all registering. Space is limited!! The event will be held in the KDHM Carriage Barn, rain or shine!

Any questions, please contact Scarlett at (518) 643-6678.
All proceeds will benefit the Kent-Delord House Museum.