PRINCE WILLIAM (GNB) – Mary E. Baruth has been appointed as the new chief executive officer at Kings Landing.

Baruth has worked in the field of heritage and cultural management, and community development, for more than 33 years. Most recently, she headed the renewal of the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Foundation in Kingsville, Ont.

“Kings Landing plays an important role in preserving New Brunswick’s history and culture,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin. “In 2019, there was an 18 per cent increase in visitation and I am confident the museum will continue on this trajectory with Mary at its helm.”

Baruth has been involved in special event development, economic development initiatives, heritage preservation, public art policy development and implementation, tourism, community and cultural development. She has researched and presented a number of studies, policies and reports to municipal councils, communities and boards. She is a recent recipient of the University of Windsor Community Heritage Medal.

“We are pleased to have someone as talented and experienced as Mary Baruth join our team,” said Al Walker, chair of the board of directors. “Kings Landing has created a wonderful legacy in preserving the history of our province and I have great faith that the people of New Brunswick will not be disappointed in what will come from Mary’s leadership.”

As a living history museum, Kings Landing allows visitors to experience first-hand what life was like in the 19th century. It opens for the 2020 season on June 13, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located 20 minutes west of Fredericton at Exit 253, Trans-Canada Highway.