Leadville News – April 28
Mining Museum Welcomes New Staff
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) announced yesterday the hiring of Emma Reynolds as Educational Programming and Events Coordinator. Emma replaces Margaret Spiegel, who left in March to become Director at the Nelson Pioneer Farm Museum in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Reynolds has a Masters of Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The subject of her Master’s thesis was “Different Learners: Dyslexic Educational Programs in Museums.” She interned at the National Museums Collections Centre Edinburgh and the Springfield Art Museum.
“I am excited to be joining the NMHFM, and hope that I can make a difference in the community through my work,” said Emma Reynolds about her new position.
Executive Director Stephen Whittington commented, “We were fortunate to have a strong pool of applicants for the position from across the country. Emma’s quality and background stood out and the staff and board of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum are pleased we could entice her to move to Leadville from Missouri. We expect she will create exciting programs and events for adults and children that will enhance our museum exhibits and Matchless Mine tours.”
The NMHF&M web site at www.mininghallofame.org provides additional information about the museum and its facilities.