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Brian Carroll, the new executive director of The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center in St. Joseph, is bringing a lot of new ideas to the table for the center.

ST. JOSEPH — Brian Carroll, executive director of The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, says he never felt so welcome in a community as when he came to St. Joseph.

Born and raised in the Boston area, Carroll, 49, has worked for several museums and historical societies and taught high school and college level history. His bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are all in history, which he’s loved since he was a child.

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