Laurie Glenn Norris

Education and Outreach Manager

Laurie Glenn Norris grew up in Lower Cove, Nova Scotia. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in the arts, culture, and heritage field. She is the author of 2 non-fiction books: Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery and Cumberland County, Facts and Folklore. She lives in River Hebert with her husband, Barry, a free-lance editor, 2 kitties (Benny and Riley), and lots of books. She is glad to be back home and is so pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Joggins Fossil Institute’s professional and dedicated staff and board.


  • University of Victoria (BC): M.A., History in Art
  • Mount Allison University (NB): Honours Certificate, Art History
  • University of Alberta (AB): B.Ed., Language Arts/Social Studies
  • Saint Mary’s University (NS): B.A., Anthropology/History

Previous work experience

  • Program Assistant, Faculty of Extended Learning, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (2012–13)
  • Manager of Programming and Communications, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB (1999–2010)
  • Curator, Cumberland County Museum, Amherst, NS (1988–1993)
Published: 2016-05-05