Lee-Fendall House Museum gets new director

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Lee-Fendall House Museum gets new director
Courtesy photo Amanda Roper.
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By Olivia Anderson | [email protected]

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden announced that Amanda Roper started as museum director on Feb. 1, according to a news release.

Since joining Lee-Fendall House in 2017, Roper led efforts to expand interpretation around women’s, African American and labor history and introduce new student programs. Most recently, she served as the museum’s manager of interpretation.

Roper earned a degree in history from the College of Charleston and has helped to interpret the McLeod Plantation Historic Site, the National Mall and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

As museum director, Roper will oversee the museum’s work in historic preservation and community engagement, according to the release.

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