Former Historical Society Director Nina Archabal named Schubert Club board president

Nina Archabal, the longtime head of the Minnesota Historical Society, has been named board president of the historic Schubert Club.

The Schubert Club, formed in 1882, presents classical music concerts and recitals, provides music education and operates a museum with more than 100 historic keyboards, hundreds of instruments from around the world and letters and manuscripts of more than 100 famous composers.

The Schubert Club’s take on Archabal:

[She] is the Director Emerita of the Minnesota Historical Society, having recently retired after 23 years of service as its Director and State Historic Preservation Officer.  She has served as Chair of the boards of the American Association of Museums and of the United States Committee of the International Council of Museums, and is on the board of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History.  Dr. Archabal received the President’s Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Humanities Medal.  She has been an overseer of Harvard College, a member of the National Council on the Humanities, and received the Harvard Medal for Extraordinary Service to the Harvard Community and the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota. 

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