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)
Polly Brann (Secretary)
Scott Burrill (Treasurer)
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 1760s 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.
Jesse Dritz, Administrative Assistant
Jesse Dritz joined the team at Freeport Historical Society in March of 2019. Jesse grew up on Peaks Island, Maine and graduated from Colby College in 2016 with a degree in American studies and art. She has worked at a number of arts and cultural institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Aperture Foundation, Sotheby’s, and the Brooklyn Art Library.