Jennie Shurtleff, Director of Public Engagement

Jennie grew up in the Woodstock area and worked at the Woodstock Historical Society (present-day Woodstock History Center) as a tour guide for five summers during high school and college. This experience fostered her love of history and her desire to pursue a career in that field. She received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Colby-Sawyer College and a master’s degree in American Civilization from Brown University. Her interests in history are eclectic and include genealogy, food ways, art, architecture, land use, and folklore.    

Jennie’s current responsibilities at the Woodstock History Center include educational programming and special events, as well as working on exhibits, publications, and historical and genealogical research.