Coggeshall Farm Museum

Our Board and Staff

Coggeshall Farm Museum has been operated as a nonprofit organization since 1973, guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and operated by a small staff with significant support from the community both in terms of funding and volunteer involvement.

Board of Directors

Cindy Elder, President
Lee Ann Freitas, Vice President
Andy Tyska, Treasurer
Wendy Mackie, Secretary
Steve Lake
Coy Bethune
James Yess
Peggy Vendituoli-Ferreira

Members of the Board of Directors serve three-year terms and are elected based on a vote of the membership at the Annual Meeting in the summer.

Download a copy of Coggeshall Farm Museum’s bylaws.



Eleanor Langham, Executive Director

Eleanor began working at Coggeshall in early 2016. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and her master's degree in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Over the last 5 years, she worked at many area museums building up a wide range of expertise in development, membership, events and programs, collections, education and interpretation. Email Eleanor.

Casey and OscarCasey Duckett, Director of Operations and Interpretation

Casey Duckett came aboard in 2015 with extensive background as a living history educator, event planner, volunteer recruiter and maritime expert. Also a musician, he brings the world of sea songs and shanties to Coggeshall Farm Museum. You may see him on occasion with his young son, Oscar, who has become an honorary interpreter at the farm. Email Casey.


Mckayla_120_120McKayla Hoffman, Director of Development and Operations and Volunteers

McKayla waltzed into Coggeshall with a burst of energy in 2015, fresh from earning a bachelor's degree in anthropology and public archaeology from Bridgewater State University. Her skills were discovered quickly by the Robbins Museum in Middleboro, where she served on the board of directors for several years. In addition to development and volunteer management, she also has special expertise in collections, interpretation and education. Email McKayla.