Museum Names Sheffer Curator

Museum Names Sheffer Curator
Photo: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Beth Sheffer has been promoted to Curator of Collections at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Beth Sheffer has been promoted to curator of collections at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Jan. 31.
   
Sheffer, 31, began working at the museum in 2002 as an intern. Quickly moving up to a part-time position as collections manager, she began working full-time for the museum the following year.

A native of Norwich, N.Y., and a racing fan since the age of 12, Sheffer described the promotion as a dream come true.

“This is a goal that I’ve had and talked about and it’s worked out,” she said.  “I love working in the museum field and with our permanent collections. I have always felt privileged working with the artifacts in the collection and finding ways to present them to our patrons in our exhibitions.

“Being a part of a sport I enjoy so much was a goal of mine, but working with the collections is probably the most rewarding experience. I’m lucky. It’s an ideal situation for me.”

Sheffer earned a BA in history in 1999 from he University of Cincinnati. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 2002 with a master's degree in library science.

While pursuing her graduate degree, Sheffer worked at the University at Albany’s M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

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