Emily Donovan is a Park Ranger at Lowell National Historical Park. As an interpreter Emily has over 10 years of academic and on-the-ground experience in creating collaborative and audience-centered programs and experiences for visitors to museums and historic sites.
Since 2018, Emily has served as the co-project manager for a new, community-driven exhibit about cultural diversity at Lowell National Historical. This exhibit will tell the stories of diverse cultures and cultural changes in Lowell and provide a safe, accessible, and high-quality, visitor experience. In order to have accurate representation of the people and cultures in Lowell, community members have driven the themes, stories, and presentation of the exhibit since the early planning phases. In the role of project manager, Emily works directly with community members and Park staff to help steer the direction and execution of the exhibit.
Emily has additional experience and responsibilities at Lowell NHP with program evaluation, audience-centered engagement, and family learning. She successfully completed the NPS Aspiring Leadership Development Program (2017), the Lowell Plan’s Public Matters program (2019), and the Managing By Network program (2020).
Prior to working at LNHP, Emily held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Tsongas Industrial History Center, and the USS Constitution Museum. In her spare time, Emily volunteers as a chapter advisor and chapter visitation assistant for Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and History from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Museum Education from Tufts University. In addition to working with the community in role at Lowell NHP, Emily is a proud Lowell resident and community member herself.
Lowell National Historical Park
Managing by Network Class of 2020