The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Regina Faden, Ph.D. as the Museum’s new President. Dr. Faden succeeds Orlando Carvalho, who has served as the Museum’s Interim President since April 2022.
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.