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ETEC: Alan Lowe, American Museum of Science & Energy; annual business meeting
December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Join us on Friday morning, December 13th for the last ETEC meeting of 2019. This will be the Annual Business meeting where the 2020 Board members will be elected and the year summarized.
Our speaker on Friday will be Alan Lowe, Director of Oak Ridge’s American Museum of Science and Energy.
Alan C. Lowe
American Museum of Science & Energy
Alan C. Lowe obtained his B.A. (1986) and M.A. (1988) in history at the University of Kentucky. In 1989, Lowe joined the staff of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California as an archivist. In 1992, he moved to the Office of Presidential Libraries at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C. In the Office of Presidential Libraries, Lowe helped to oversee the many Presidential libraries located throughout the nation administered by NARA. During part of this time, he also served as interim Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York.
From 2003 to 2009, Lowe served as the founding Executive Director of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee. In that capacity, he created a host of public, educational, and research programs to increase civic engagement and promote a better understanding of policy issues. He also oversaw the completion of a facility for the Baker Center on the University of Tennessee campus.
From 2009 to 2016, Lowe served as founding Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. In that role, he managed all aspects of the Library and Museum’s operations and was part of the team that oversaw the design and construction of the new Bush Library and Museum facility on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
In July 2016, Lowe was appointed as Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, where he oversaw all elements of that agency’s operations, all with the mission of perpetuating and learning from the enduring legacy of President Lincoln and the rich history of Illinois.
In November 2019, Lowe began his current role as the Director of the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. He also serves as Director of the K-25 History Center.