Member Spotlight:


Leslie Hayes Director of Education New-York Historical Society

Leslie Hayes is the Director of Education at the New-York Historical Society where she oversees N-YHS's teacher programs, Citizenship Project, and department-wide projects and administration. She is also a curricuum writer on the exciting Women & the American Story initiative. Prior to joining N-YHS, Leslie helped launch the Brooklyn Connections program at Brooklyn Public Library and managed public programs at the South Street Seaport Museum. Leslie served as NYCMER's Membership Coordinator in 2015-2016 and as a Trustee-at-Large in 2016-2017. She has an MPA from NYU, an MPhil in History from Cambridge University, and a BA in History and English from Penn State.   

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Exhibitions and Interpretation Peer Group Meeting

Where: The Milling Room
446 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY

When:6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Organizer: Exhibitions and Interpretation

Date: Tuesday, October 29

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: The Milling Room (446 Columbus Ave)

RSVP: Tori Lewis (

Sit down and chat over snacks with your E&I peers. Our topic for the month will be Relevance in Museums, inspired by Nina Simon’s book The Art of Relevance, available entirely for free online ( What is relevance? How well are we serving our local communities, and how can we make the content and presentation of exhibits and interpretation more relevant to our neighbors?

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