The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named Jessica Cloer as Museum Curator and Matt Reichel as Museum Educator.
“Jessica and Matt are great additions to our team at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame,” said Cate Masterson, the Museum’s Director. “Both are talented and proven professionals in their respective disciplines and will be tremendous assets to the Museum in their new positions.”
Cloer comes to the Museum with more than a decade of experience working in museums. She began her career sharing the story of America’s founding as a park ranger at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Since 2013, Cloer has been a registrar at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University, Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Mass., Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and the Stanley Museum of Art at the University of Iowa.
A graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, Cloer went on to earn a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University. In her free time, she enjoys visiting museums and historic sites, exploring the great outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Garrett, and two cats, Regina and Duke.
Reichel worked in the field of education in New York’s Capital Region for five years prior to joining the Museum. Upon graduating from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, Reichel taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and at Saratoga Central Catholic and the Saratoga Film Academy.
Following his undergraduate studies, Reichel earned a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has also worked at the New York State Museum in Albany. A 15-year resident of Saratoga Springs, Reichel enjoys theatre in his spare time and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
For more information about the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, including upcoming events, please visit www.racingmuseum.org or call (518) 584-0400.
Contact: Brien Bouyea
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