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Mary Landry

Zachary Historical Director


Mary Landry was appointed to serve as the Zachary Historic Village Director for the City of Zachary in April 2018. The Historic Village Director works with  the Zachary Historic Advisory Board and strives to boost the growth of the historic village while overseeing all of Zachary's museums, keeping the city's history relevant.

Prior to accepting the Zachary Historic Village Director position, Mary, with the support of her husband David, was the owner of a successful sign and banner business for 15 years.  In 2013, her company received the Zachary Chamber Small Business of the year. In 2015, she was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the Zachary Chamber of Commerce. She has devoted herself to charitable work benefitting the Zachary community for numerous years. She is also a member of the Zachary Rotary Club, Zachary Chamber of Commerce and Zachary Athletic Foundation.


The Zachary Historic Village Advisory Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Zachary Depot.  The purpose of this board shall be to act in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Council and to the staff of the Museum; to act as ambassadors to the citizenship, the educational community, and among museum peer groups.  In February, the Advisory Board voted to research avenues of transforming the Zachary Train Depot into a hand-on museum for children ages 5-12 years of age, as well as serve as a historical information site for adults.  Committee members have been assigned to projects and  have been meeting regularly to discuss ideas and options. The board will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. to finalize plans.  The meetings are open to the public. 

Pictured L – Sharon Turner, Chairman- Theresa Payment Chairman, Secretary - Mike Gennaro and Bob Whitaker.  R – Vice-President - Jennifer Boyd, Sharon Phillips, Jeanne Partin, Pat Artieta, Director of Historic Village - Mary Landry


ARTICLE ll:  Purpose
Section 1:      The purpose of this Board shall be to act in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Council and to the staff of the Museum; to act as Ambassadors to the citizenship, the educational community, and among Museum peer groups.

Section 2:      The Board shall also participate in the development, facilitation and implementation of policy, goals and objectives, and in the planning and development of ways and means to provide necessary funding to accomplish goals and objectives.


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