Colleen E. Curry, a native of Orange County, New York, has been the supervisory museum curator at Yellowstone National Park since June 2003.  Since her arrival she has planned and supervised the move of the park’s several million item collection to the new Heritage and Research Center, planned the organization of the new storage areas, and continued with the collections documentation and acquisitions program.  In addition to overseeing the park’s museum program, she also supervises the park archives program and is responsible for the Yellowstone Research Library.

Colleen received her M.A. in Museum Studies (with an academic concentration in American Studies) from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and her B.A. cum laude in History and English Literature (with a minor in Anthropology) from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.  She has over 20 years of experience in the museum field and has served as assistant curator at both The Hermitage - Home of Andrew Jackson (TN) and the Supreme Court of the United States (Washington, DC); as well as collections manager at the Lehigh County Historical Society (PA) and curator of both Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial (VA) and the George Washington Memorial Parkway (VA).  She has also worked at Clara Barton National Historic Site (MD), Gettysburg National Military Park (PA) and Stones River National Battlefield (TN).

Supervisory Museum Curator, Yellowstone National Park
200 Old Yellowstone Trail
Gardiner, MT 59030
(307) 344-2262
Colleen_Curry@nps.gov

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