The Greater Vernon Museum is responsible for preserving and promoting the region's history.

The Greater Vernon Museum is responsible for preserving and promoting the region's history.

New curator at Greater Vernon Museum

Tracy Satin will begin duties as curator and executive director Monday.

A new chapter is unfolding at the Greater Vernon Museum.

Tracy Satin will begin duties as curator and executive director Monday.

“Tracy will be a welcome addition to the museum and archives, especially as we look forward to a new multi-purpose facility to house the museum and art gallery in the future,” said Dan Stuart, museum chairperson.

Satin worked at the Kelowna Museum as conservator and associate director in charge of collections and conservation from 2004 to 2012 and she has most recently been the heritage officer at the  Westbank First Nations Museum.

Her previous experience also includes Ontario and Italy, and she also served at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., where she worked on the conservation of an 1813 Star Spangled Banner flag.

The position of curator at the Greater Vernon museum was vacated in the spring after Ron Candy stepped aside after almost 24 years to pursue other interests. Ken Mather has been the interim curator.