Dr. Laurie Ossman Named Director of Museum Affairs at The Preservation Society of Newport County
The Preservation Society of Newport County
The Preservation Society of Newport County appointmented Laurie Ossman, Ph.D. as its new Director of Museum Affairs. Dr. Ossman is currently a Research Historian for the Smithsonian Institution's forthcoming "History of America in 101 Objects" in Washington D.C. She has previously served as Director of Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, Historic Sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Alexandria, VA. She has also held curatorial positions at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Florida, and the Maryland Historical Society.
Dr. Ossman graduated with honors from Brown University, then earned her Master's degree in Architectural History from the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, followed by her Ph.D from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, also from UVA. She has been an instructor in the history of American architecture and urban planning at UVA, and has lectured and written extensively on architectural history, design and preservation. She is also the author of several books including Carrère and Hastings: The Masterworks, with Heather Ewing (NY: Rizzoli USA), and Great Houses of the South (NY: Rizzoli USA).