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Jul 12, 2022

Monmouth County Historical Association Announces New Executive Director

The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Shannon Eadon as executive director. Eadon began her tenure in mid-April.

Eadon returns to New Jersey from Florida where served as a consultant for development and strategic alliances to Roots and Wings, a highly regarded educational nonprofit. Previously she was president and CEO of Old School Square Center for the Arts in Delray Beach. A longtime Monmouth County resident, Eadon was director of development for the Bergen Performing Arts Center and Count Basie Theater, Inc. A former trustee of MCHA, Eadon has also held board positions with Monmouth Conservation Foundation and Monmouth County Hunt Racing Association. 

“The association is so excited that Shannon is returning to Monmouth County and MCHA as executive director,” said Linda Bricker, president of the association’s Board of Trustees. “As the country emerges from the challenging times of the past two years, we are looking forward to Shannon’s creativity and expertise to lead the association in further promoting our recently revitalized mission and work preserving and celebrating the history of Monmouth County for all.”

Eadon commented, “I am thrilled to be returning to Monmouth County as the new executive director of MCHA. We will continue to interpret our five historic homes and spotlight our world-class collections, as well as developing programs that engage and interest learners of all ages.”