Two staff members promoted to positions that focus on education

Published Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has promoted two employees to positions that will focus on research and education.

Dustin McLochlin, who has been the education coordinator at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums for the past two years, has been promoted to curator, a position that has not been filled in more than a decade.

Kevin Moore, who has been a guide in the Hayes Home and receptionist at the museum for the past two years, has been promoted to associate curator of artifacts. 

As curator, McLochlin will coordinate special exhibits; work with Moore, the education coordinator and the special events coordinator to create and enhance educational programs and events; and complete historical research. McLochlin will also handle the education coordinator’s duties until that position is filled this summer.

Moore will oversee the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ more than 20,000 artifacts and supervise the guides in the Hayes Home. Moore replaces Collections Manager Mary Lou Rendon, who is retiring May 3.

“This strategic alignment of staff supports our next evolution in programming,” said Christie Weininger, executive director.  “We need to research and produce more scholarship not only on Rutherford Hayes, but the tumultuous time period in which he served our country as a lawyer, general, governor and president. 

“There are still intersections between Hayes and national issues of his time and ours that we haven’t yet explored.  The result will be creative and unique programs, tours and exhibits that will occur at Spiegel Grove and beyond.” 

McLochlin has a Ph.D. in policy history from Bowling Green State University. He has taught history classes at BGSU and Lourdes University.

“I think the curator position more aligns with my background in academia,” McLochlin said. “It’s much more focused on research and research concepts. I like working here and wanted to do this here. I’m happy this worked out.”

Moore has a master’s degree in history from Bowling Green State University. He has taught history, humanities and other social sciences at various colleges in Northwest Ohio, including Heidelberg University and Lourdes University.

“After two years of working here in the house and museum and presenting what these objects mean, when the opportunity came along to help in their preservation and designing exhibits and working on educational programs, it was something I couldn’t pass up,” Moore said.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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