We are delighted to welcome Simone Monteleone as the new superintendent of Minute Man National Historical Park. Simone brings a wealth of experience managing historic and natural resources and the Friends of Minute Man look forward to working with her.
“I am thrilled to be joining the talented staff at Minute Man National Historical Park to lead them as we prepare to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. This is an exciting time to step into this role as the National Park Service further explores the stories of all those associated with the events leading up to the ‘shot heard round the world,’” said Monteleone.
Monteleone has worked for the National Park Service since 2007, after beginning her career in the private sector as an architectural historian. Before joining Minute Man, she served as the chief of Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science for over seventy national parks in the southeast region. Previously, she served as a cultural resources specialist on the storm recovery team, supporting parks impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, and Michael. She has also served as the Chief of Resource Management at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia.
Monteleone earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History from Lynchburg College (University of Lynchburg) in 1996 and a Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. She was the recipient of a Roger Kennedy Fellowship from George Washington University in 2015, where she received a graduate certificate in Context for Environmental Policy. Simone, a native of New York City, looks forward to returning to the northeast with her family and three dogs.
Simone started her role of Superintendent on November 7, 2021. To view the official National Park Service announcement, click here.