Meet the Staff
Penny Morningstar: Curator
Penny started working at the Welland Museum in 1989. She obtained a certificate in Museum Studies through the Ontario Museum Association and has previously worked at the Grimsby Museum. She is responsible for ensuring the safety, storage and conservation of the artifact collection, as well as exhibit design and installation. She also manages our travelling exhibition, Passage To Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad. Penny can be reached at: email@example.com
Jenn Tiegs: Archivist & Registrar
Jenn joined the museum staff in 2013. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. She has worked in the Special Collections Library at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and at the Burlington Art Centre. She is responsible for processing donations, research and retrieval requests, as well as maintaining the safety, storage and conservation of the archival collection. Jenn can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katelynn Best: Acting Archivist and Registrar
Katelynn has a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology as well as a postgraduate certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies from Georgian College. She has previously worked at Ruthven Park NHS and Haldimand Museums. She is responsible for processing donations as well as maintaining the safety, storage and conservation of the archival collection.
Michael DeJong: Curatorial Assistant
Michael has joined our team as a Curatorial Assistant. He will be helping to relocate the collection into its new storage facilities. Michael has completed a Master of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick. His previous work experience includes the Niagara Historical Society & Museum, Museum London, and the St. Catharines Museum. Currently, he is working towards completing a Certificate in Museum Studies through the Ontario Museum Association.
Miriam Cunningham: Curatorial Assistant
Miriam has a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Brock University and a graduate certificate in Culture and Heritage Site Management from Centennial College. She has previously worked at the Museum on Tower Hill in Parry Sound, the Niagara Historical Society & Museum, Ball's Falls Conservation Area and Fort George.
Tami Daoust: Assistant Curator
Tami has joined the Welland Museum team as the Assistant Curator. She has a BA in Classical Studies from Brock University and obtained her postgraduate diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College. She has had the privilege to work in various roles at many of the local museums in the Niagara region, including: Grimsby Museum, Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum, St. Catharines Museum, and the Niagara Historical Society and Museum. Tami is responsible for assisting with exhibit design and installation, assisting in the care of the collection, as well as events and programming. She can be reached at: email@example.com