Josephine Bloodgood is the Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs at Historic Huguenot Street (New Paltz, NY). She has 20 years of experience in the museum field, having also served previously as Executive Director and Curator of the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum and Associate Curator and Assistant Registrar for the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. During her career, she has curated over thirty exhibitions and been responsible for all aspects of their planning and implementation. Special exhibits she curated for HHS relate to Dutch material culture and its influence in the Hudson Valley, as well as the history of African-Americans in New Paltz. She is the primary steward of the HHS Permanent Collection that includes over 14,000 historic artifacts and archival materials. Josephine also oversees preservation of the site’s seven historic stone house museums. In recent years, Josephine secured three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the preservation of HHS’s collections and 18th-century historic houses (which comprise the site’s 10-acre National Historic Landmark District), as well as digitizing HHS’s extensive archival collection.
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