Mazeska Named Loudoun Museum Director

The Loudoun Museum Board of Trustees has tapped Leslie Mazeska to lead the organization. She takes over as executive director, effective May 8.

Mazeska previously served as executive director of the Loudoun Literacy Council and has worked for two decades in the nonprofit sector.

Museum Board President Liz Whiting said Mazeska was selected from among a pool of more than 50 applicants.

“Ms. Mazeska brings an impressive record of fund-raising and grant writing experience that will serve the Museum well. Her professionalism, focus and enthusiasm have already charged up the Board,” Whiting stated.

Whiting said that adding Mazeska to the museum team was expected to help attract new talent to the museum board and strengthen support among long-term volunteers.

Mazeska served for five years as executive director of the Loudoun Literacy Council, has completed the Social Impact Institute Executive Leadership Program through the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, and is a well-known colleague and mentor in the local nonprofit community.

“I am excited to be joining the staff at the Loudoun Museum especially during a period of such tremendous growth for the county,” she stated. “I look forward to working with the board to ensure that the rich and vibrant history of our county is preserved, appreciated, and shared with our neighbors far and wide for generations to come.”

The Loudoun Museum was founded in 1967 and set up first in the 1764 log cabin silversmith shop on Loudoun Street in Leesburg and later expanded to two town-owned buildings along Wirt Street. The museum’s collection includes documents signed by George Washington and James Monroe and letters exchanged between freed slaves writing home from Liberia to their former masters, historic maps, fine arts, photographs, postcards, textiles; furniture and tools among other items.

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