The Orpheus Trail, by Maureen Duffy, is in the first person - the aforementioned historian/director of a small museum. He is supposed to be a man, a widower, and be starting a new relationship in this book.
What's weird is that it was unconvincing as a male POV. I can't tell you exactly what it was that made it so, but it was a particularly female sensibility in some way. I had a lot of trouble with that, too, although I could have finished the book if not for the Hated Plot Device.