The Board anticipates a seamless transition and a continued focus on Museum operations. Several exciting projects are underway at the Museum, including the $22M renovation of the Jane & John Justin Foundation Omni Theater, which features a state-of-the-art 8K LED Digital Dome. In addition, the Museum is expanding its educational programs and preparing to unveil this summer a new aviation exhibit. “Cowtown Takes Flight” will explore Fort Worth’s significant contributions in the field of aviation.
“We are delighted to welcome Regina as our new President,” said Museum Board Chair Marianne Auld. “Her extensive knowledge and experience will continue to move our Museum forward as we bring on line the new Jane & John Justin Foundation Omni Theater and introduce new exhibits, programs, and museum offerings. We also want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Orlando Carvalho for his dedicated leadership as our interim President over the past 16 months.”
Regina Faden, Ph.D. joins the Museum after serving as the Executive Director of Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), where she led research and interpretation. Over the course of her 15-year tenure at HSMC, Regina strategically managed 835 acres of land, 100 structures, and a range of Exhibits and archeological sites spanning 10,000 BC to the 20th Century.
Regina serves as a peer reviewer for American Alliance of Museums and a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She has taught courses in Museum Studies, literature, and American history and has published extensively on the subject of museology and race.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a distinguished institution established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and proudly holds Affiliate status with the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by a diverse and enriching collection spanning science and history, the museum is committed to lifelong learning. Engaging visitors through vibrant programs and exhibits, it interprets the rich tapestry of Texas and the Southwest. The museum’s commitment to education is reflected in its innovative programs, designed to inspire and educate learners of all ages. From interactive workshops to immersive exhibits, the museum provides a dynamic environment for curiosity and intellectual growth. For more information about educational programs, exhibits, and events, visit www.fwmuseum.org.