April 12, 2010. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Erin Carlson Mast has been promoted to Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, effective April 1. Erin has served ably as Acting Director since January 2010.
Erin has held increasingly responsible positions at the Cottage for the past seven years, most recently serving as Curator and Site Administrator. Since 2003, she has worked on a variety of key projects at President Lincoln’s Cottage, including historical research, interpretive planning, and site development. She also has overseen the launch of several exhibitions, the development of the “Lincoln’s Toughest Decisions,” program, which won the 2008 American Association of Museums Silver MUSE Award, and several online interpretive programs, including “Lincoln’s Commute,” a collaboration with the White House Historical Association.
Erin holds an MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University and a BA in History from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College. She is an alumna of the AASLH Seminar for Historical Administration, and previously worked at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and National Building Museum.