LexHistory Welcomes Katrina M. Dixon as new Curator & Exhibit Manager
February 9, 2023—After a nationwide search, the Lexington History Museum—LexHistory—is pleased to announce the hiring of Katrina M. Dixon as its Curator and Exhibit Manager.
Dixon is a native of Oneida, New York, a small, Central New York State city perhaps best known for the failed utopian community of the same name (1848-1881), whose dissolution eventually resulted in the successful namesake silverware, cutlery and tableware manufacturing company. She moved from Brooklyn to Lexington in 2014 and was so pleasantly surprised that she cannot imagine ever leaving.
She has a BA in English Literature and Elementary Education with minors in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from State University of New York (Potsdam). She also earned a Master’s degree in Information Science with a Concentration in Archives and Record Administration from State University of New York (Albany).
Her professional experience has included a variety of work that will prove invaluable to LexHistory. Most recently (and locally), she was producer and archival researcher for ACME Films, LLC. Prior to that, she worked as a media cataloger for the Northeast Historic Film CLIR Hidden Collections Project in Bucksport, Maine.
Dixon worked in several capacities for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, first as a librarian for a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Project and later as an audio-visual specialist for the Library’s Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound. At the Montpelier Foundation, she worked as a records and database manager, which included responsibility for supervising curatorial research assistants and interns. Montpelier in Orange, Virginia, is the restored house and grounds of fourth U.S. President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison.
LexHistory looks forward to good things to come as Dixon uses this and her other professional experience and energy toward the needs of a revitalized museum.
Hiring a full-time curator and exhibit manager is an important milestone in LexHistory’s ambitious strategic plan to achieve its mission “to inspire our future by collecting and preserving Lexington’s history and telling our stories” and its vision to “be the recognized and respected leader on Lexington’s history.”