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Celebrating the Webb House receiving a Maine Preservation Honor Award in 2019


Therese Johnson, President

Beth Cossey, Vice-President 

Dianne Barth, Secretary 

Deb Fitts, Treasurer

Roy Gedat

Judith Graham, Pro Tem

David Johnson

Laurie McEntire

Peg Puza



Eric Johnson

   Thomas Johnson   

Anne Overman

Margaret Lindsey Sanborn

Barbara Yates

Meet the Team: About Us

Karla Leandri Rider

Karla Leandri Rider, Executive Director

Executive Director

Madeleine Lane-Duigan, Community Engagement Coordinator

Madeleine Lane-Duigan

Community Engagement Coordinator

Karla has been the Executive Director of the Rufus Porter Museum since November 2018. Originally from Connecticut, she moved to Maine after attending college in Boston to continue her education and gain more experience in the museum field. Karla has had the privilege of working for a variety of grass-roots non-profit organizations in Maine including the Old York Historical Society, Victoria Mansion, the Maine People's Alliance, Maine Preservation, Museum L-A, and the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.

Madeleine Lane-Duigan has been the Community Engagement Coordinator of the Rufus Porter Museum since February 2022. She worked as a science teacher for most of her career, specializing in ecology and Sense of Place education, with experience in alternative and special education. Madeleine lives with her family on a small homestead, raising animals, growing gardens, and making maple syrup every spring. She is a life-long learner, avid reader, interested in food preservation, and knitting and other crafts.  

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