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New Executive Director Hired

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The Aviation Museum of NH Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have hired Jessica D. Pappathan of Derry as the new Executive Director of the museum.

q1aJessica comes to the museum after serving as the communications director for McGowan Fine Art in Concord, NH. She has also served in various positions with Historic New England in Portsmouth, NH, Saint Anselm College Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center, and the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. She was selected from an outstanding field of candidates.


"We are thrilled that Jessica Pappathan is joining our team," said museum president Bob Hough. "She brings to the table the right combination of education, experience and enthusiasm for fulfilling our plans for the future development of the museum."

Ms. Pappathan holds an MS degree in art administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Massachusetts where she graduated magna cum laude. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta the national history honor society.

"I am looking forward to the many challenges and opportunities associated with the operation of the aviation museum," said Ms. Pappathan. "I am also thrilled to be working with the board of directors, the professional staff and the many wonderful volunteers who are the heart and soul of the museum."

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We publish a quarterly newsletter, The Aeronaut, which contains information regarding NHAHS, Museum events, fundraising activities, member opportunities, and lots more. All members receive The Aeronaut as a benefit of membership.

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new logoThe Gee Bee Model A Sport Plane (pictured on our logo) was the first plane built by the Granville brothers of Madison, New Hampshire in Boston, Massachusetts. They built nine in Springfield, Massachusetts followed by a series of sportsters (monoplanes) and finally leading to the famous Gee Bee supersportster racers, one of which established a new world land-air speed record. It was flown by James Doolittle. Click here to read more about the Gee Bees.


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