Matthew Powers, Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out policies and goals established by the Board of Trustees. The E.D. administers the staff, facilities and grounds, programs and functions of the Woodstock History Center, including operation of its historic house, Gallery, John Cotton Dana Research Library & Archives, George Goodrow Memorial Photographic Archives, and publications of the Elm Tree Press. Matthew received his BA in American Studies from Keene State College, and a MA in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine. Matt has worked in a number of historical organizations including the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Sandwich Historical Society and St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.


Jennie Shurtleff Amirkiaee, Education & Program Coordinator

Jennie Shurtleff is responsible for organizing and coordinating programs and events, educational activities, and marketing and promotions. She received a B.A. from Colby-Sawyer College in American Studies, an A.M. from Brown University in American Civilization, and a M.A. from Castleton College in Curriculum and Instruction. Before working at the History Center, Jennie worked at MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Publishing as an instructional designer.


Becky Talcott, Collections Manager

Becky Talcott is responsible for managing membership and donations, and for overseeing the well being of the collection. She holds a BA from Colby College in history and an MBA from the University of Dallas. Before joining the History Center’s staff, Becky worked for 30 years at GTE in business and regulatory policy.

Support Staff:

Rachel Kurland, Costume Specialist

Carie Good, Special Projects/Docent

Rose Mroszczyk, Docent

Gina Moore, Docent