30 Nov 2016
Liselle LaFrance is director of Historic Cherry Hill in Albany, New York, a historic house museum with intact collections of 20,000 objects, 30,000 manuscripts, 7,500 textiles, 5,000 books, and 3,000 photographs spanning five generations of the Van Renssalaer family. The museum's tour, "The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of Their World" was featured in the Journal of American History in 2003. Historic Cherry Hill recently expanded with the opening of a 3,500-square-foot facility, The Edward Frisbee Center for Collections and Research. LaFrance serves as a Visiting Committee member for the Accreditation Program of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and as an Institutional and Public Dimension MAP reviewer for AAM and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She served as a Center heritage LOI panelist in 2012 and as a panelist in 2009.