Village resident named historical society director

Kerri Broome of Wellington has been named executive director of the Lorain County Historical Society.

She will be tasked with overseeing the society’s two museums, educational programming, community outreach, and special event planning.

“Our board of directors is looking forward to the experience and leadership Kerri Broome brings to our organization,” said historical society president Jackie Kokai. “Her experience in marketing and funding endeavors will certainly benefit us and the people we serve.”

Broome had been working as director of development and publications for the Cleveland Restoration Society, which she joined in 1996 after earning a degree in historic preservation planning from Cornell University. She also studied architecture at Ohio State University.

“Kerri has been a key part in our success over the years,” said CRS president Kathleen Crowther. “She is a consummate professional, friend, and leader. We will miss her but are thrilled to see her take a leadership role with the Lorain County Historical Society, knowing our paths will continue to cross.”

In the village, Broome has held a seat on the Main Street Wellington board of directors and been a moderator at First Congressional United Church of Christ.

Jonathan Delozier can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @DelozierNews on Twitter.

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By Jonathan Delozier