Freeport Historical Society is overseen by a Board of Trustees. Our bylaws set the size of board between 11 and 17 members. Trustees are elected by the membership for a term of three years. They may be re-elected to serve one additional three-year term.
Officers are elected annually by the Trustees.
Eric C. Smith (President)
Janice Gerry (Vice President)
Jay Flower (Treasurer)
Rebecca Hotelling (Secretary)
The Trustees meet monthly, on the second Thursday evening of the month. The Annual Meeting of the Corporation takes place in the first half of the year, at a date determined by the Trustees.
Bylaws of the Freeport Historical Society (as amended February 11, 2015)
Jim Cram, Executive Director
Jim Cram has been a member of our Historical Society since about 1980 when he was a Trustee and served as President and also chairman of the Freeport Townscape Committee. His career has been in construction with an emphasis on sales and project management spending 18 years as the export manager for Acorn / Deck House. This included building 310 housing units in ten countries. While in Hollis, NH Jim was on several boards including Chair of the Architectural Review Board and named Citizen of the Year in 2007 for the successful restoration of a 1760’s triple English barn into a heavily used community center. Currently he is on the board of Greater Portland Landmarks and the Freeport Project Review committee. Jim and his wife Anne are very pleased to be back in Freeport.
Holly Hurd, Collections Manager
Holly Hurd has been the Collections Manager at Freeport Historical Society since November of 2013. She holds an M.A. in American & New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine with a specialty in Early American Religious History. She has worked as a Project Archivist for Yarmouth and North Yarmouth Historical Societies, and in Education Outreach at the Osher Map Library in Portland and at the Yarmouth Historical Society. A resident of North Yarmouth, she has been a volunteer, board member and researcher/writer for North Yarmouth Historical Society since 2003. She is co-author of an “Images of America” book on North Yarmouth and a book on Congregational Church History.
Arielle Kellerman, Programs and Administrative Manager
Arielle Kellerman came to Freeport Historical Society in 2017 from Old York Historical Society where she worked as an Educator and a curatorial Perkins Fellow. Throughout her time at Old York she also served as an Interpreter of the 18th century properties. She has experience working on archival projects with Maine Historical Society and continues to guide at the Victoria Mansion. Arielle lives in Yarmouth with her husband.