Marsh Historical Collection welcomes Jacquie Gibb to staff

 

Jacquie Gibb is the new resource curator at the Marsh Historical Collection. She is replacing Jennifer MacLeod, whose last day is this Friday (Aug. 1).

Jacquie Gibb is the new resource curator at the Marsh Historical Collection. She is replacing Jennifer MacLeod, whose last day is this Friday (Aug. 1).

By Ron Giofu

 

The Marsh Historical Collection has revealed who will take over from Jennifer MacLeod.

Jacquie Gibb has joined the small staff at the Marsh Collection as MacLeod is leaving to move closer to her family. MacLeod is currently training Gibb before the latter leaves the job this Friday.

“I’m very excited and look forward to being part of the Marsh Collection,” said Gibb. “It’s an interesting place. I encourage people to come in and utilize the resources we have. It’s great for history buffs or those looking for information on their houses or families.”

Gibb said doing research on local history is “appealing” and noted she grew up in Amherstburg and has seen changes to houses and local landmarks.

“I have an interest in local history and genealogy,” said Gibb.

Broadening the Marsh Historical Collection’s profile will be one of her goals, she added.

“I would like to try and expand awareness and do some community outreach and social media,” she said, noting she has a background in marketing.

Gibb started her new job last week and pledges to give all the help she can to people doing research or looking for information. She said she is learning how to catalogue and archive material as well.
“It’s quite a process,” she said.

The Marsh Historical Collection is inviting people in Thursday and Friday (July 31 and Aug. 1) to meet Gibb and to say farewell to MacLeod. Their hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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