Cashmere museum gets new leadership

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CASHMERE — The Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village has a new director.

Nicky Crossland Clennon

Cashmere native Nicky Crossland Clennon has a background in archaeology, and her interest in the science began when she visited the museum at a young age.

The nonprofit museum keeps about 40,000 historical objects in its care, including antiquities and cultural objects from Cashmere’s settler history and its indigenous peoples. It also hosts the annual Apple Days festival.

Clennon will answer to the Chelan County Historical Society board. She replaces Lexie Palmer-Gapper, who’s stepping down as director after four years to relocate to New Zealand.

Barring any further interruptions from the coronavirus pandemic, the Museum plans to reopens for the season after June 1.