The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has announced that Dan Citron will join its staff as historic sites program manager responsible for coordinating programming and visitor engagement at the State of Delaware’s museums and historic properties.
A Delaware native who grew up north of Wilmington, Citron holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Pennsylvania State University and has 17 years of interpretive and programmatic experience with historic sites and museums in the state. Most recently, he served for four years as executive director of the New Castle Historical Society where he was responsible for managing the organization’s various museums and historic sites. In addition to budgeting and financial oversight, he developed the Society’s programs, community activities and interpretive material, working closely with New Castle community partners.
Prior to his work at the New Castle Historical Society, Citron served, among others, as historic-site manager at the Auburn Heights Preserve (now Auburn Valley State Park) and Fort Delaware State Park, and as a historic-site interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg. He currently serves as board president of the Delaware Museum Association.
Commenting on Citron’s appointment, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Tim Slavin noted, that “Dan is an outstanding addition to our team. Through his deep knowledge and commitment to Delaware history, he will be a strong leader in developing exciting programs and activities at our museums and historic sites, and in developing partnerships in the communities in which we serve.”