New staff at Fort Delaware

Posted 1/5/22

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg will have new on-site leadership beginning in 2022. Callison Stratton has been hired as the director, and Alexis …

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New staff at Fort Delaware

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NARROWSBURG, NY — The Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg will have new on-site leadership beginning in 2022. Callison Stratton has been hired as the director, and Alexis Patterson will be the new assistant director.

Stratton and Patterson will develop programming, schedule events, and train and supervise the staff and volunteers.

The historic site is managed by the nonprofit Delaware Company, based in Barryville, under contract with Sullivan County.

Stratton is a public historian and educator with a background in American history and museum education. She holds degrees from Skidmore College and Trinity College, Dublin. She has held positions in the U.S. and Ireland, specializing in program development, education and exhibit curation. She is also an actress, singer and songwriter, performing onstage as Calla Sun, and in the folk duo Calico. Raised in New York City and Narrowsburg, she now lives in Damascus, PA, with her husband and a goldendoodle.

Patterson is a native of Calhoun, GA. She has a master’s degree in modern European history from King’s College, London, and since then has concentrated on film as a form of public history and its role within the historical narrative.

“I am looking forward to working with them both to develop innovative programs and events for both children and adults,” said Delaware Company board president John Conway, “and to re-invent Fort Delaware as a serious living history museum that people will want to visit again and again.”

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