October 8, 2019 (Barkerville, BC) – The Barkerville Heritage Trust announced today that Ed Coleman,
Chief Executive Officer of Barkerville Historic Town & Park and Cottonwood House Historic Site, will
retire from his position on June 21, 2020. Mr. Coleman will continue to manage all functions at
Barkerville and Cottonwood House until that time.
“We have been extremely fortunate to have had Ed Coleman as our CEO,” said Kirstin Clausen, Chair of
the Barkerville Heritage Trust. “Under his leadership Barkerville Historic Town & Park has grown in
attendance… and new initiatives, such as the winter activity season, have improved our sustainability.”
“Ed’s focus on both the heritage presentation and preservation of Barkerville and Cottonwood, coupled
with his savvy business acumen has resulted in a tremendous legacy of partnerships that our team is
excited to continue working with,” she added.
The Barkerville Heritage Trust will immediately begin a robust search for a new CEO. The successful
candidate will join the BHT’s management team ahead of Mr. Coleman’s departure, to ensure a smooth
and successful transition of duties.
“It is a great team to be part of,” said Ed Coleman. “I look forward to continuing to work on a six-year
resourced plan for Barkerville and Cottonwood during the remainder of my term.”
Barkerville Historic Town & Park is a National Historic Site of Canada, a Provincial Heritage Property,
and Western North America’s largest living-history museum. Cottonwood House Historic Site is a
unique Provincial Heritage Property comprised of an original 1864 Roadhouse and working,
educational farm, situated along the Cariboo Waggon Road to Barkerville. Both will continue to operate
under the BHT’s four guiding principles, or “Four Pillars Approach”: Protection, Preservation,
Presentation, and Commerce.
All inquiries into the Barkerville Heritage Trust’s search for a new Chief Executive Officer should be
directed to current CEO Ed Coleman, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-888-994-3332, ext. 23.
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Photo: Ed Coleman, photo by Barkerville Historic Town & Park