Friday, March 13, 2015


Danielle M. Wills

CLAYTON, New York (March 13, 2015) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that Danielle M. Wills has been appointed to the North Country Arts Council’s (NCAC) Board of Directors.

Wills joined the ABM in June 2014 as Membership & Finance Assistant, a role in which she is heavily involved in both the membership and finance departments, focusing on member and donor relations, as well as general office management.

Frederick H. Hager, the ABM’s Executive Director, commented: “We are extremely proud to have Danielle on the Board of this important regional organization. This is a wonderful opportunity for her personally and professionally, and for the ABM as an institution.”

"Danielle's degree in Art History, her track record as a team player, and her obvious love of the arts, makes her a perfect choice to join the NCAC board," explained Kris Marsala, NCAC Board President. "Danielle understands that it's not just the quality of the art work in your gallery or arts center that can help you succeed. Financial responsibility, creative marketing, and building positive relationships in your community are also important components of success in the art world."

Wills is a 2003 graduate of Alexandria Central Schools and a 2012 graduate of SUNY College at Buffalo where she received a B.A. in Art History. Prior to joining the ABM she was Executive Assistant at Martin House, the Frank Lloyd Wright historic landmark in downtown Buffalo. Wills currently resides in Alexandria Bay.

About NCAC

The North Country Arts Council (NCAC) began as the North Country Artists' Guild in 1948. It served the area by providing opportunities to fine artists. In 2009, the mission was expanded to promote growth in and through all creative art forms including, but not limited to, music, theater, dance, literature, and visual arts. A non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, the NCAC is a tool for developing and celebrating cultural opportunities in the community, making it a better place to live.

About ABM

Located on the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York, the ABM features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats, among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. The Museum is home to the world’s largest runabout of its kind and a 111 year old gilded-age two-story houseboat. In 2015, the ABM will host the 51st annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running such show in North America. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at