Museum Center At 5ive Points Has New Curator Of Education

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Joy Veenstra
Joy Veenstra

Joy Veenstra has joined the Museum Center at 5ive Points as the Curator of Education.  

“Providing engaging, family-oriented educational opportunities is a vital part of the Museum’s mission,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar. “We’re excited to welcome Joy and look forward to the creative programming she will be developing for visitors of all ages.” 

Ms. Veenstra earned a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. Between degrees, Ms. Veenstra served as children’s librarian assistant at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, where she directed the Summer Reading Program. Most recently, Ms. Veenstra served as museum programs associate at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. In this role, she designed core exhibits, created and managed the Museum’s Teacher Advisory Group and directed the Witness to History event series. 

“I’m looking forward to working with the staff to create new opportunities for the community to experience the story of the Ocoee Region,” said Ms. Veenstra. “The Museum Center at 5ive Points is an untapped resource and I’m excited about partnering with other organizations to highlight the history and culture in Cleveland and beyond.” 

The next exhibit, Building Cleveland Up, opens with a member’s only reception on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. and will be open to the public on Oct. 25. 

For further information call 339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.


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