Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hires education coordinator

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has hired a new education coordinator who will develop innovative learning programs and experiences for people of all ages.

Maggie Wilson will work with the new curatorial and education department at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums to create a dynamic and distinctive array of educational programs, events and exhibits. She also will continue favorite programs like Second Saturdays R 4 Kids and work with teachers and schools to provide curriculum-based learning opportunities for students.

“Maggie exudes energy and excitement,” said HPLM executive director, Christie Weininger.  “She comes to us with wonderful experience sharing history with students and public audiences.  I think people are really going to enjoy getting to know her and learning from her.”

Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in history from Heidelberg University and is working on her master’s degree in museum studies at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining the Hayes staff, she was a docent and substitute tour coordinator at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron. She also completed internships at Stan Hywet and the Maumee Valley Historical Society.

She is excited to begin working with the HPLM team and help develop new programs.

“Everyone works together so well and is very passionate,” Wilson said. “It just seems like a great, positive place to work and something I want to be a part of.”

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.