Cahoon Museum: Board of Trustees Elections PRESS RELEASE


COTUIT, MA- The Cahoon Museum of American Art announced today that two new members have been elected to the museum’s Board of Trustees. Zenas Crocker, VII, Executive Director of the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition and Mark E. Linehan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, will begin three-year terms beginning on June 1, 2018. The two new Trustees join a group of leaders in business, the larger community, and philanthropy. A complete list of the Cahoon Museum’s Board is available at:

“Our new Board members are distinguished for their leadership and achievements and join an already outstanding Board,” said John Miller, Cahoon Museum Board President. “This is a time of excitement and growth at the Cahoon Museum, and we welcome our new trustees as part of a dynamic moment at the Cahoon. I am thrilled to work with Zenas and Mark, whose support of the arts and connection to the Cape Cod community demonstrates our Board’s commitment to the museum’s mission of contributing to cultural impact in the region.”

At the Cahoon Museum’s recent 2018 Annual Meeting, officers for the coming year were also re-elected. They are John Miller of Mashpee, President, Gretchen Reilly of Cotuit, Vice President, Mark Linehan of Cotuit, Treasurer, and William Babcock of Cotuit, Secretary. The officers comprise the museum’s Executive Committee, along with Trustee Anne Bockhoff of Barnstable Village, who was reappointed as well.

Zenas Crocker, VII
Zenas “Zee” Crocker grew up on Cape Cod. His ancestor, Zenas Crocker, was one of the first settlers of the Cotuit area and built the historic Georgian Colonial home that now houses the Cahoon Museum. “I am thrilled to be a part of the Cahoon Museum’s efforts to grow its programming, collections, and audiences. The Cahoon is an asset to the Cape Cod community,” states Crocker. Crocker took the helm at Three Bays Preservation -an organization focused on watershed and ecosystem health in the Cape Cod and Nantucket region- in April 2017. Before taking this post, Crocker spent over 30 years in the financial services industry in New York, Boston, and Asia. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. With a personal passion for the arts, Crocker served for 10 years on the Collections Committee at the Fogg Museum of the Harvard Art Museums.

Mark Linehan
Mark Linehan has over 35 years of senior management experience in financial services and has served a variety of roles across accounting, finance, operations, compliance, and investments. Selected for his experience in finance, Linehan has assumed the role of Treasurer at the Cahoon Museum. He holds a BA in Economics from Harvard and an MS in Accounting from Northeastern University. Linehan is a resident of Cotuit.

About the Cahoon Museum
A dynamic center for experiencing the arts, the Cahoon Museum is home to a collection of American art with a special focus on regional art of New England. The museum celebrates the creative spirit of Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon through the preservation of their artwork and the 1782 historic building which served as their home and studio. The museum presents an ambitious schedule of original exhibitions each year and holds special events, one-of-a-kind programs, artist’s talks and lectures, workshops and creative get-togethers for the benefit of the community.

The Museum is open six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Admission is $10 general, $8 for seniors and students, and free for museum members and children under 12.

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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