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BILLYE CHABOT
Executive Director
Seward House Museum

Region: Central

Committee(s): Audit/Finance

Billye Chabot began her tenure as the Executive Director for the Seward House Museum in Auburn, NY in 2010. Chabot was previously the Executive Director of the Blount Mansion, also a National Historic Landmark, in Knoxville, TN.


Chabot holds a Master’s of Public Administration, specializing in Museum Administration, from Southern Illinois University. Chabot has over 30 years experience in non profit administration and has received numerous grants and awards. Chabot is also a founding board member for AADUNA, a diverse literary journal, serves on the grant review board for the United Way of Cayuga County, and is an appointee to Auburn’s Historic and Cultural Sites Commission.


Recognized for building partnerships, Chabot is keenly aware of the ways in which museums work in our communities to offer lifelong learning opportunities, promote civic engagement, and celebrate our cultural heritage. Much of Chabot’s work is now focused on strategic planning and training the next generation of museum leaders. Chabot and her husband Cristofe, a native New Yorker, enjoy living in the Finger Lakes and are especially fond of the abundance of nature’s bounty in the Central New York Region.


From left: Billye Chabot and a volunteer

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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