B.A. Museum Announces Interim Director
The Museum Broken Arrow has announced the appointment of a new interim executive director, Rebekah “Becky” Wood. Wood previously served on The Museum Broken Arrow’s Board of Directors.
Wood recently moved to Broken Arrow from Virginia, where she worked and volunteered at historical house museums such as the Sully Plantation House in Chantilly, Virginia, the Dodona Manor in Leesburg, Virginia, and several others through her work at the Herndon Historical Society. She has also served as a preservation consultant for the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas, the Hill House in Portsmouth, Virginia, and the Strasburg Museum, Inc. in Strasburg, Virginia, among others.
She has an extensive background with architectural and historical preservation and documentation of historic structures and artifacts through her roles at the George Washington Foundation in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Tudor Place in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she has served in strategic planning roles as well as led interpretive tours and educational programming.
Raised in Texas and widely-traveled as a Navy wife, Wood and her husband are settling in Oklahoma near family. Being a 17-year member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a newer member of Preservation Oklahoma and Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, Wood has always been very involved in the preservation community.
With degrees and experience in architecture, historic preservation and business, Wood is looking forward to sharing her passion for history and preservation with the community.
The Museum Broken Arrow is a 501©3 non-profit organization located in historic downtown Broken Arrow near the site of the original Katy Train Depot. The Museum’s mission is to preserve the local history of the city and its residents and to serve as an educational opportunity for future generations. In addition to showcasing local history, the Museum also offers events, educational opportunities and facility rental. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 918-258-2616 or visit BrokenArrowMuseum.org.