Remembering a dear friend

We remember today Joan Sheridan, long-time Trustee of our Museum, who passed away earlier this week at her Waltham home.

Joan was a very early and committed supporter of the idea of the Charles River Museum of Industry, who stayed committed to the Museum’s vision and mission for the rest of her life.   

She worked with the Museum’s founder, Mike Folsom, to connect the Museum to the Waltham Public Schools, and as recently as last fall, she helped the Museum connect with the Waltham Public Library to create an exhibit in the library to introduce library visitors to the Museum.  

 A graduate of Waltham High School in 1950, she returned to Waltham to teach History at Central Junior High School, emerging as the school’s assistant principal, before ultimately becoming Director of Social Studies for the entire Waltham school system.

 A past president of the Waltham Historical Society, Joan was also a co-founder and respected member of our Board of Trustees for a great many years. Joan Sheridan made a very positive difference at the Charles River Museum, as indeed she did in many other important institutions in our City of Waltham. We will miss her.