Meet The Garrison

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OUR TEAM IS HAPPY TO MEET YOU!

 

Lindsay Doyle

Director, Fort William Henry Museum 

Lindsay Doyle became the Director of the Fort William Henry Museum in May 2021. She currently serves on the boards of the French and Indian War Society at Lake George and the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance. Previously, Lindsay was employed at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY, as the head of their Education Department.

In December 2018, Lindsay received her Master of Arts in Public History from University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. Through this graduate program, she interned at the historic Marsh’s Library and assisted the Director with creating an exhibit that displayed the world’s rarest books, pamphlets, and broadsheets.

Before attending graduate school, Lindsay worked at Fort William Henry as the Assistant Curator and Museum Educator. She also served as a guide, leading tours of the fort dressed in the 18th-century British uniform and shooting a musket and cannon. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Ursinus College in History and International Relations in 2015.

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Anna Arkins

Collections Manager

Anna Arkins became the collections manager at The Fort William Henry Museum in May 2021. She previously served as an executive member of the Boston Preservation Alliance Young Advisors Board.  

Anna studied Historic Preservation and Community Planning at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. While in school, Anna served as an executive member of the Student Alumni Association and interned with real estate and general contracting firms. Upon completing her studies in 2019, she began work with Renew Urban, a general contracting company specializing in architectural restoration. Here she assisted project managers with both project planning and on-site supervision. Anna also worked with clients to assist in historic tax credit applications and permitting and appeals within a National Registry Historic District.  

Following her time in Charleston, Anna returned to her home state of Massachusetts and continued working in the construction field. While working in project planning for Works by JD, Anna expanded her project management skills.  

Anthony Merrill

Project Manager

Anthony has worked at the Fort William Henry Corporation in varying capacities for over a decade. During his stint as Project Manager, which began in the autumn of 2020, he was the interim museum director in early 2021. Before this, he worked as an ice cream shop manager, administrative assistant in the museum, and coffee shop manager, all at Fort William Henry.  

In 2021, Anthony received his Masters of Fine Arts in Human Geography with a specialization in Economic Geography at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. He recently conducted in-depth  interviews and developed a thesis focused on regional economic ties in the Adirondack region’s agricultural sector. 

During his time at Fort William Henry, Anthony has taken time to travel and volunteer. This includes working in Ecuador on an organic farm and teaching English in 2011-2012 and an internship in a development bank in 2014-2015. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Latin American/Caribbean Area Studies from Binghamton University in 2014.  

Cyndy Avery

Museum Educator

Cyndy Avery grew up in Essex County, New York, in the shadows of Fort Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga on the southern-western shores of Lake Champlain.   

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh, she continued her studies at SUNY Stony Brook and moved to North Carolina. Living in North Carolina for nearly 30 years, she became an educator and worked in public and private schools, children’s museums, art studios, and art spaces. In each role, she took on the position of educating and programming for the young and young at heart.  

While in North Carolina, she participated in the colonial reenactments of the Southern Campaign of Revolutionary War Battle at King’s Mountain. Photography, local history, and storytelling are her passions. She is currently enrolled at SUNY Adirondack in the Independent Studies Program with a concentration in Anthropology.