Elaine P. Loft is the new Program Assistant for the Division of Historical Resources. She has recently been working on special projects at the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
Prior to this, Elaine was Director of the Hopkington Historical Society (formerly NH Antiquarian Society), where she designed exhibits, edited the newsletter and led student tours. Under a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Elaine also worked as an archivist at the New Hampshire Historical Society, sorting and cataloguing the papers of Dorothy Vaughan, a leading Portsmouth preservation advocate, and one of the founders of Strawbery Banke Museum.
Elaine has a BA in English and art history from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She is looking forward to the opportunity to combine her interests in history and preservation with her research, writing and organizational skills.