Rose named new Wyandotte museum director

Photo by Sue Suchyta Newly appointed Wyandotte Museum Director Jesse Rose speaks at the Oct. 29 city council meeting.

Photo by Sue Suchyta
Newly appointed Wyandotte Museum Director Jesse Rose speaks at the Oct. 29 city council meeting.

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – Historical Commission Vice President Jesse Rose became the city’s new museum director Oct. 29 when the city council approved the recommendation of the Historical Commission and Human Resources personnel.
The position has been vacant since the last director, Sarah Jordan, resigned. Members of the historical commission and Human Resources Director Anne Goudy received 14 applications, and Historical Commission President Ken Munson, Superintendent of Recreation Justin Lanagan and Goudy interviewed five candidates.

The interviewers unanimously chose Rose as the best choice for the position. Rose has volunteered as a tour guide at the museum for the past six years, currently trains new volunteers, and is already familiar with the museum’s current plans, finances and events through his role on the Historical Commission.

“I have loved history and people for as long as I can remember,” Rose said. “I look forward to educating those in the present about our past, because I feel that is very important, and also get more people into the city by way of programs.”

Rose also is a master presenter for The Henry Ford in Dearborn, where he gives tours, works special events and assists with exhibits and the museum’s programs.

A graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Rose has served on the Historical Commission for the past four years, and has volunteered with the museum for the past six years.

Rose is a Wyandotte native, and graduated from Roosevelt High School.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)

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