Museum Seeks New Director

TREMONT — The executive director of the Seal Cove Auto Museum is stepping down from the job he’s held for nearly three years. Roberto Rodriguez will retire at the end of the year. After more than 40 years of running museums in the United States and Canada, Mr. Rodriguez said he is ready to retire and let somebody “younger take over.”

Mr. Rodriguez took over at the museum as it was transitioning from what basically was a private car collection to a full-fledged museum.

“I really think he had a vision on how we could take this little collection of cars in the middle of nowhere and make it into a first-class museum,” said Barbara Fox. Ms. Fox is president of the museum’s board of directors.

Mr. Rodriguez is the museum’s first executive director. The search for his replacement has begun, Ms. Fox said. Plans call for Mr. Rodriguez’s tenure to overlap with that of the new executive director.

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Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander