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Beverly Morgan-Welch

2013 Speaker

Beverly Morgan-Welch is the executive director of the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket.  With three National Historic Landmarks, two Black Heritage Trails®, collections, exhibitions and programs, she presents the powerful history of New England’s 18th and 19th century black abolitionist and entrepreneurial communities. She continues to develop powerful new programming and special events that illuminate this hidden heritage through groundbreaking scholarships including: Teacher Summer Institutes, Dig and Discover Archeology Camp, Underground Railroad Overnight Adventures, Living Legend Awards and Profiles in Color.  She’s created a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston created two exhibits on Black Entrepreneurs of the 18th and 19th Centuries.  With the Trust for Public Land, Morgan-Welch purchased a building adjacent to the museum’s historic properties on Boston’s Beacon Hill. Morgan-Welch’s previous experience includes serving as executive director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, director of development at the Wadsworth Atheneum; manager of community relations at Raytheon and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company and Assistant Dean of Admission at Amherst College.   In 2007 and 2011, Morgan-Welch co-chaired the Inauguration of Massachusetts’ Governor Deval Patrick.  A graduate of Smith College where she was awarded the Smith Medal in 2009, she is a member of the Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts Historical Society and Colonial Society of Massachusetts.