Katherine Kane

Serving as Stowe Center Executive Director since 1998, Katherine Kane will retire in May 2018.

Under Kane’s leadership, the Stowe Center has transformed into a publicly-oriented museum with a diverse audience, a myriad of programs, and expanded regional and national partnerships.

Innovative programs developed during Kane’s tenure include award winning Salons at Stowe, bringing the public into the parlor for conversations on contemporary issues, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice, and the Student Stowe Prize. Kane also oversaw the recently completed major interior preservation of the National Historic Landmark Stowe House and development of an inventive new tour experience.

In addition to her impact at the Stowe Center, Ms. Kane has provided museum leadership at both the state and federal levels, serving on the American Association of Museums Accreditation Commission and currently as chair of the governing council of the American Association for State and Local History.