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New director Amy Hollander brings fresh start to embattled industrial history museum

New director Amy Hollander brings fresh start to embattled industrial history museum

As a child, Amy Hollander would ride her bike to Grover's Mill, the storied New Jersey village where aliens landed in Orson Welles' radio adaptation of "War of the Worlds." But it wasn't the Martians that interested her; it was the idle mill on the pond. She would while away the afternoon on the nearby bridge, watching the mill turn on the water just outside Princeton. "It's something that captivated my interest. Why was it here and what did it do?" she recalled. "I was interested in how it worked when it was originally doing what it was meant to be doing." That curiosity helped launch Hollander's 20-year career in history,...

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