Building a Place for History
Joan Harris-Rico has been the Collections Manager at Thomas Edison NHP since 1999. She also works as a Collections Consultant for the New Jersey Association of Museum’s Artifact Assessment Program, and is a Board of Trustee. Joan was formerly the Registrar at Statue of Liberty NM/Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the Museum Technician/ Curator at Manhattan Sites. Prior to her National Park Service employment, she was a Project Archivist at the New York City Municipal Archives and Curator/Archivist at Queens Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from St. John’s University, an M.A. in Anthropology from City University of New York/Hunter College, and a Certificate in Museum Studies from New York University. She also completed the Collections Care Training Program at University of Delaware.