Hallockville Museum Farm to Welcome

New Executive Director, Heather Johnson


RIVERHEAD, NY (Jan. 2, 2024)—The board of directors of Hallockville Museum Farm today announced it will begin the new year with the appointment of a new executive director. Heather Johnson of Smithtown will take on the leadership position at the historic farm museum effective January 9.


Heather has significant professional experience in leadership positions at museums and nonprofit organizations, and also worked for several years in communications, administration and instruction within the higher education sector. Most recently, she was the executive director for Friends of the Bay, a nonprofit organization based in Oyster Bay. She was previously the conference coordinator for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and formerly served as the director of the Northport Historical Society. From 1989 to 2006 she worked in a series of administration roles and as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University.

“With a working farm, a museum with historic buildings and exhibits, and an educational community resource, our executive director wears many hats. We welcome Heather and the diverse experience she brings to this important position,” said Dale Moyer, vice president of the Hallockville Museum Farm Board of Directors.

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to be the next executive director of historic Hallockville Museum Farm and to guide Hallockville in its mission ‘to take Long Island back to its family farming roots and explore their relevance today,’” said Heather Johnson. “I look forward to building upon the great work that has been done and to find new ways to offer programs and events to engage people of all ages and backgrounds.”



Hallockville Museum Farm

Hallockville Museum Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit organization comprised of a 28-acre preserved farm homestead in Riverhead, NY. Hallockville features 19 historic buildings, including one listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Hallockville Museum Farm is dedicated to taking Long Island back to its family farming roots and exploring their relevance today.

For additional information about Hallockville Museum Farm please visit: www.hallockville.org



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