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Dr. Dixie Henry Appointed Acting Chief Archeologist at Maryland Historical Trust

Dr. Dixie Henry

The Maryland Historical Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dixie Henry as Acting Chief Archeologist. Dr. Henry will serve in this capacity during the interim period in which MHT will be seeking to fill the Chief Archeologist position vacated by Dennis Curry in October of last year. MHT hopes to fill this vacant position by July 1, the start of the 2019 fiscal year.

Dr. Henry has a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and Native American Studies from Colgate University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University. Dr, Henry began her career at the Maryland Historical Trust in 2001 as the Director of the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs. In 2003 Dr. Henry became a Preservation Officer in the MHT Review and Compliance unit where she is responsible for reviewing state and federal projects to assess their potential effects on historic properties.

The MHT Chief Archeologist provides broad policy oversight, directs, manages and coordinates archeological programs and activities conducted by MHT under its statutory role as the State and federally-designated State Historic Preservation Office. Dr. Henry may be reached by telephone at 410-697-9556 or by email at