Lindsey Baker is the executive director of the Laurel Historical Society (LHS), a community-based organization focused on bringing exciting programs, shop informative exhibits, and meaningful partnerships to the Laurel area. In her role at the LHS, Lindsey has developed partnerships with a wide range of community organizations including theaters, restaurants, art galleries, museums, libraries, businesses, schools, and more. Bringing together the community around a shared understanding of the history and culture of Laurel is her passion.
Within the wider museum field, Lindsey is the Maryland representative for the Small Museums Committee of the American Association of State and Local History, the Maryland representative for the Small Museum Administrators Committee for the American Alliance of Museums, a board member for the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, vice president of the Prince George’s County History Consortium, secretary for the Maryland Association of History Museums, and a conference planner for the Small Museum Association. She has presented regionally and nationally at museum conferences and effectively put Laurel on the map in the museum world.
In her free time, Lindsey and her two dogs, Zinn and Stella, volunteer by doing therapy work through Fidos for Freedom, an organization that works to increase quality of life for people in the community through the use of hearing, service, and therapy dogs. Lindsey and the dogs also volunteer with Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Lindsey is also an avid soccer player and bibliophile. A native of Dover, Delaware, Lindsey received a bachelor’s degree in history from Goucher College and a master’s degree in history and museum studies from the University of Delaware.