350th anniversary of Rhode Island's "lively experiment" in religious freedom
Ruth S. Taylor, Executive Director of Newport Historical Society, has over 30 years of professional experience in non-profit educational settings. Her expertise includes non-profit management and Board development; curriculum and program development; professionalism and standards; fundraising, and the development of institutional missions and goals. Taylor is trained and practiced in the management of educational institutions of all varieties, and has extensive experience assisting organizations to grow, change and develop. As former President of the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS), she had a significant role in the establishment of their award-winning vocational program. Taylor has a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Leadership in Museum Education.