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Canal Center director takes disABILITY History post

Douglas Farley, director of the Erie Canal Discovery Center in Lockport since its opening nearly a decade ago, has joined the Museum of disABILITY History in Buffalo, as its new director.

“I loved my job, but I realized I needed one more move to finish up my career on the highest possible plateau,” Farley said. “Part of what convinced me to take the job at the [Discovery] Center was the sense of urgency in the situation. Now, I have accomplished much of what I had set out to do there and am very pleased with the result.”

Farley’s main mission in his new job is to improve the Museum’s sustainability by increasing tours, memberships, new volunteer opportunities and hosting events.

The Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., sponsored by People Inc., displays and preserves artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities.