The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has named Catherine Allgor, Ph.D as its director of education, according to a press release sent out by the group.
Allgor, a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, will assume her duties in 2013.
According to the release, Allgor is known for her scholarly work on Dolley Madison, Abigail Adams, and Louisa Adams, among others, and is a frequent commentator on television and in other media on issues having to do with the role of the first lady.
In her new role, Allgor will be "responsible for nearly 20 staff members working on a range of projects, from school tours to teacher training to school partnerships with the Pasadena Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts."
She will also "oversee more than a thousand volunteers, including 400 docents who provide enrichment for students and adult visitors touring the art, botanical, and library collections as well as select temporary exhibitions," according to the release.
For more on Allgor please visit the Huntington Library website.