Clinton House Museum hires Angie Albright as new director

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The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission has found a new leader for the Clinton House Museum.

Molly Rawn, who took over as director of the commission in August, recently announced that Angie Albright was selected as the new head of the museum.

She replaces Kate Johnson, who left the position earlier this year.

Albright was also one of three final candidates for the commission’s executive director position, along with Rawn and commissioner Matt Behrend.

She was previously the director of development and outreach at the Arkansas Support Network in Springdale. She also has worked as director of programs for the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter and was a professor of English at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Albright earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Arkansas where she conducted her doctoral studies. She currently serves on the boards of the Jackson L. Graves Foundation and Feed Communities, and is a member of the Community Leadership Council of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA.

“Angie brings a great deal of experience to this position and is eager to share the story of this home that bears so much significance to state and national history,” said Rawn. “President Clinton and Hillary Clinton have a passion for public service and so much of that story begins here in Fayetteville.”

The museum is located inside the English Tudor-style house on the edge of the University of Arkansas campus at 930 W. Clinton Drive. It was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, who were married in the living room of the house in 1975.

Built in 1931, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It now serves as a museum, gift shop, and event space operated by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission. Visitors can tour the property and view rare Clinton memorabilia including items from Bill Clinton’s early political career.

Regular admission rates range from $1-$8, but residents are invited to tour the home for free during a community open house ceremony scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27.

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