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New Slater Mill director uses past to look ahead

January 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Speaking with Slater Mill Museum’s new executive director Lori Urso, one finds a person who is historically grounded while creatively edgy. That unique blend seems to make her tailor-made to lead the renowned textile industry museum as it looks to expand its reach and mission.

Urso began her new job on Jan. 6, and she spoke with The Times this week in between a packed schedule of meetings and appointments. She said she thought it was important to go around and meet as many city officials and civic and business leaders as possible as part of her plan to have the museum “become more engaged in the community.”

Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times.

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