WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 15, 2013 – Katherine Egner Gruber of Williamsburg is a new curator on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation team planning exhibits for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Her principal responsibility will be content oversight of an introductory film for the new museum, which is now under construction and will replace the Yorktown Victory Center by late 2016.
Another curator in the museum planning group, Martha Katz-Hyman of Newport News, has received the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) John T. Schlebecker Award, presented annually to one individual “for outstanding contributions to the growth and development of ALHFAM.”
Ms. Gruber had worked since 2009 at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where she assisted with the development, research and production of the Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip series, served as a John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library Fellow, and most recently was associate digital content specialist in the Digital History Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation and classical humanities from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s degree in American history from the College of William and Mary.
Ms. Katz-Hyman received the award from ALHFAM, an international organization that supports experiential interpretations of history, in recognition of her longtime service and leadership on the board and committees. Her primary role at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is to provide curatorial support for media elements, including several short films, of the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown exhibition galleries.
For more information about the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums, and the future American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, visit hif.ciniva.net.