The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame joins the team

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has appointed Jessica Cloer as Museum Curator and Matt Reichel as Museum Educator.

“Jessica and Matt are great additions to our National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame team,” said museum director Cate Masterson. “Both are talented and proven professionals in their respective disciplines and will be tremendous assets to the Museum in their new roles.”

Cloer comes to the Museum with over a decade of experience working in museums. She began her career sharing the story of America’s founding as a park ranger at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Since 2013, Cloer has been a registrar at the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University, the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Mass., the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and the Stanley Museum of Art. from the University of Iowa.

A graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History, Cloer went on to earn a Masters of Liberal Arts from Harvard University. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting museums and historic sites, exploring the great outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Garrett, and her two cats, Regina and Duke.

Reichel worked in education in the New York Capital Region for five years before joining the Museum. After graduating from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History, Reichel taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, as well as Saratoga Central Catholic and the Saratoga Film Academy.

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After his undergraduate studies, Reichel earned a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He also worked at the New York State Museum in Albany. A resident of Saratoga Springs for 15 years, Reichel enjoys theater in his spare time and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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