OQUOSSOC — The board of directors of the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society announced that Bill Pierce of New Vineyard has been appointed executive director of the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, Route 17, Oquossoc.

Pierce served as Director of Development for the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust from 2008 to 2013 and had been employed for 10 years at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum is a multi-media facility featuring an extensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts chronicling the region’s significant outdoor history, from the Paleo Native American period some 13,000 years ago to the present. Several new exhibits will be unveiled in 2014.

Pierce will assume his new post on May 1.


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