Page Harrington brought her passion and experience in museum management, strategic planning, fundraising, and illumination of the history of the United States to the role of Executive Director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, home of the historic National Woman’s Party, in 2008. Prior to joining the Museum, she served as the Vice President of the Naval Heritage Center at the United States Navy Memorial working with senior U.S. Navy leadership to facilitate the reorganization of the Naval Heritage Center’s business programs.
During her tenure as the Executive Director of the Coronado Historical Association’s Museum of History and Art, she worked to forge strong relationships with the City of Coronado, Mayor and City Council, Chamber of Commerce, and often partnered with other local non-profit organizations and businesses.
Page received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History at San Diego State University and earned two Master’s Degrees from the University of San Diego; her first in Public History, Historic Preservation, and Teaching, and her second in Non-Profit Management and Leadership. In addition to her work at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, Page serves as the Vice President for the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, and is the senior editor of a forthcoming series of books on women’s history entitled “Finding a Voice: Women’s Fight for Equality in the United States.”
Page brings this same passion for sharing the historical narrative of gender inequality and of women breaking boundaries to her work at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum. Under her direction, the Museum has increased its staff and budget, implementing a $2 million Congressionally Directed Grant through NPS and IMLS that included major mechanical systems improvements and ADA systems, continuing preservation and restoration efforts, permanent exhibit design and installation, catalog and conservation of 2/3rd of the total collection, and a full website redesign. Page serves as a dynamic leader expanding the Museum’s exhibits and preserving its collection while fostering outreach into the community in Washington DC, nationally, and globally.