Museum Center at 5ive Points welcomes new Curator of Education

Cleveland, Tenn. (October 16, 2013)— 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.”

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, Veenstra served as Children’s Librarian Assistant at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, where she directed the Summer Reading Program. Most recently, 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 Joy. “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.”

Currently the Museum Center is exhibiting Cleveland Works, on display until October 12. The next exhibit, Building Cleveland Up, opens with a member’s only reception on October 24 at 6 p.m. and will be open to the public on October 25.

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.

For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.