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Lynn Museum/LynnArts director gives back in coronavirus crisis

Lynn Museum & Historical Society/LynnArts Director Doneeca Thurston has given back some of her salary and gotten a second job at a grocery store, ensuring that her hard-working part-time staff wouldn’t be laid off and the organization could survive the pandemic. (Spenser R. Hasak)
LYNN — With each passing week of the coronavirus pandemic, Doneeca Thurston, the director of Lynn Museum & Historical Society/LynnArts, realized tough financial decisions had to be made. All Massachusetts museums were forced to close and rentals of the historic building, a major revenue source, vanished due to the no-more-than-10-person social distancing order. So, what…

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