Following an extensive national search, the board of directors of Boscobel House & Garden
has selected Steven Miller of Morristown, New Jersey to be the historic sites new executive director. Miller has forty-two years of accomplished museum experience with distinguished institutions throughout the northeast. In addition, he has been a museum consultant, writer, trustee and educator. Most recently, he was executive director of the Morris Museum and the Bickford Theatre in Morristown, New Jersey (2001 2011). Prior positions include the Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont and the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Miller is a member of the boards of trustees of ArtPride New Jersey and Historic Deerfield, Inc. He also serves on the American Alliance of Museums accreditation visiting committee and is a regular contributor to its Museum magazine. Miller holds a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and an International Graduate Certificate, Principles of Conservation Science from the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome, Italy. Miller is married to Jane Pelson Miller, deputy director of philanthropy with the Nature Conservancy at its New Jersey office. They have two children, a son, Andrew, of Washington, DC, and a daughter Katherine who is a student in NYC.
Speaking of his new appointment, Miller said: I am delighted to be joining the dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff, volunteers and directors who have made Boscobel a renowned cultural landmark. This charming mansion, which is unique for its stellar collection, the beauty of its landscape, and a breathtaking view of the Hudson Highlands, is truly a natural and historic American treasure. I will enjoy working with everyone to collaboratively sustain past accomplishments while assuring a bright future for generations to appreciate.
Barnabas McHenry, president of Boscobel, announced that the board of directors welcomes Steven Miller as executive director. Steven brings us a wealth of experience in the successful management of museums in the northeast. We are indeed fortunate to have attracted him to Boscobel.
Situated on a bluff on the east bank of the Hudson River, Boscobel House & Gardens offers its visitors stunning views of the Hudson River and its Highlands. Completed in 1808 by the States Dyckman family, Boscobel is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture. Boscobel is open April through December every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.