Building a Place for History
Michelle Mihalkovitz has been the Supervisory Museum Curator and Cultural Resource Program Manager at Thomas Edison National Historical Park since 2006 where she supervises staff that care for the more than 5 million artifacts and archives in the museum collection. She oversees projects that bring conservators, preservationists, and other experts on-site to maintain, preserve, and protect the museum collections, historic structures, and cultural landscapes. She oversaw the production of the Cultural Landscape Report for Glenmont in 2010 and works with park staff, regional NPS staff, contractors, and volunteers to maintain and restore the Glenmont landscape. She is currently on detail to Gateway National Recreation Area as Acting Cultural Resource Specialist. She was formerly Curator at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Senior Curator at the Northeast Museum Services Center where she worked at many national parks from Maine to Virginia. She received a Master’s Degree in Preservation Studies from Boston University, a Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University and an undergraduate degree in Finance from Central Connecticut State University.