Melissa Swindell

Melissa Swindell

After a competitive national search, Heritage Sandy Springs has selected Melissa Swindell as its new Director of Historic Resources and Education Programs, according to a press release from the non-profit.

Swindell, an Atlanta-area native, most recently served as curator of the Andrew County Museum and Historical Society (ACMHS) in Savannah, MO, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to ACMHS, Swindell’s distinguished experience also includes serving as a Research Associate and a Goldman Sachs Fellow with the Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of American History (NMAH) Office of Curatorial Affairs.

As director of Historic Resources and Education Programs, Swindell will be responsible for all programming and exhibitions out of the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, and developing a robust calendar of educational outreach and curriculum-based programs for children and adults.

“We were very fortunate to find Melissa. Her curatorial and scholarly achievements, combined with her skills in exhibition development, curriculum development and collections management will help build new educational and programming initiatives at Heritage Sandy Springs,” said Carol Thompson, executive director.