June 24, 2024

New Curator at James Monroe Museum

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Jarod Kearney as curator following a national search that yielded more than 100 applicants. Kearney was curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum from 2007 to 2011.  He also has held curatorial and administrative posts with the Rye Historical Society and Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center, both in New York, and the Greensboro Historical Museum in North Carolina.  In addition to extensive experience with exhibits and collections management, Kearney has a strong background in museum education and theater.

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is the largest repository in the country of artifacts and documents related to the fifth president of the United States.  The museum is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by the University of Mary Washington.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.