American Morgan Horse museum hires Mincher as new director

MIDDLEBURY — American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Executive Director Julie Broadway announced recently that after an extensive search, Amy Mincher has been hired as the museum director for the National Museum of the Morgan Horse in Middlebury.
Mincher holds a master’s degree from the University of Vermont in American history and has worked in collections, education and administration at several area museums including the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch and the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, N.Y. She also has worked on museum education, collections and exhibit projects at the Vermont Marble Museum, Rokeby Museum, and Sheldon Museum.
Of the new opportunity, Mincher said, “I look forward to learning about the museum’s collection and using it to tell the important and unique story of the Morgan horse in Vermont’s history as well as the history of the United States.” She also hopes to offer school programs and events for the general public.
The National Museum of the Morgan Horse is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is located at 34 Main St. in Middlebury. The museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting all aspects of the Morgan horse breed through educational programs, exhibits and special events. The museum has an exhibit space that displays quarterly rotating exhibits focusing on the history of the breed. The museum also maintains its archives at the Middlebury College library, which is open to researchers.

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