Elizabeth Laurent

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Position: 
President
Phone Number: 
610-692-4800 x 237
Email Address: 
elaurent@chestercohistorical.org

Elizabeth Laurent was appointed the Society’s President in July 2016. From 2008 until joining CCHS, she was the Director of Historic Resources at Girard College in Philadelphia. She also served as Associate Director and as a consulting curator at Girard. During her Girard tenure, she reinterpreted and updated the school's museum, making it relevant to new generations of students, as well as to visiting scholars and tourists. Laurent was instrumental in restoring the College’s Founder’s Hall; the restoration of  its north and south doors won a 2016 Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Grand Jury Achievement Award.  

Laurent received an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware and a B.A. in history and art history from Williams College. She has served as a trustee of the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, where she chaired the collections committee, and has also served on advisory committees in Virginia and Philadelphia.