The Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce that Rebecca “Becky” Super has been appointed as the Lucy Burns Museum Director. She is an experienced museum professional, and she will begin her new role on August 23, 2021.
Ms. Super has more than 20 years of experience in the museum field and has served as the director at multiple historic sites in Prince Williams County. She has significant experience with various interpretation and educational projects, as well as working on a variety of restoration and preservation projects. Most recently, she served as the Education Specialist (Adult Education) for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. In addition to this role, and her various roles with Prince Williams County, she has also worked with the Carlyle House, Green Springs Gardens, and the Fairfax County Public Schools. Ms. Super’s educational credits include a BA (History), and a MA (Applied United States History) from George Mason University, as well as various Archeology, Landscaping and Horticulture certificates from the University of Virginia and the Northern Virginia Community College.
Leon Scioscia, President / CEO of the Workhouse Arts Foundation, said: “The Workhouse Arts Center, and the Lucy Burns Museum, is so pleased and honored to have Ms. Super join the team. She brings the right amount of skills and creativity to advance the Lucy Burns Museum in new and exciting ways. Ms. Super will build upon the solid Museum foundation as developed by Laura McKie, a member of the Workhouse Arts Foundation Board. We will forever be in Ms. McKie’s debt for her vision, and dedicated “behind the scenes” work, on the Lucy Burns Museum.”
Ms. McKie commented on this appointment: “I’m delighted to welcome Rebecca Super to the Lucy Burns Museums. As director she will bring a wealth of experience gained from working in a variety of museums large and small in this region. Through her leadership the museum will participate actively in the future development of the Workhouse Arts Center.”
When asked about this opportunity, Becky Super said: “I love history and historic places. I’ve worked in small historic sites and large museums, but small sites will always be my first love. I am eager and excited to create programs and events that are part of the Lucy Burns Museum and the Workhouse and bring its message of arts, history and the revitalization of historic buildings to the public.”