Through preservation, workshops, events, and tours, the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum serves as an educational, cultural, artistic, and historic hub of learning for the community, region, state, and nation.
The Baldwin-Reynolds House is owned by the Crawford County Historical Society, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and relies on the support and assistance of you as our patrons to exist and thrive for future generations!
The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum employs four intelligent, good looking, and just plain charming staff members!
Joshua started at the Baldwin-Reynolds House in 2005 as a student and took the helm of the museum in 2009, becoming our director. He is mildly obsessed with the museum’s art collection (just ask him…or don’t unless you want to talk a while), the Gilded Age, and expressing short ideas in waaaaaaaaay too many words. Feel free to email him anytime by clicking here.
Kimberly, Director of Collections and Archival Services
Kimberly has been at the museum nearly as long as Joshua, filling the role of curator, archivist, and all around good egg. She is obsessed with Asian art (yes, we have some), Henry Baldwin’s study, and our late 19th century porcelain Staffordshire Dog collection (don’t ask…). She is also the one who makes sure Josh takes less than an hour to express a two minute thought. You can email her by clicking here.
Sue, Museum Director and Tour Guide
Sue began volunteering at the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum in 2005 when her daughter started as a junior docent. Her passion and dedication for the House and her love of history kept her active at the Museum. From 2012-2014 she was Treasurer of the Crawford County Historical Society. Her job took her away from the Society for a few years and she’s recently returned and right back in the thick of things at the Museum. Welcome home, Sue!
Karen, Museum Textile Conservator
Karen is the newest addition to the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum, joining the team in the Spring of 2022. She has taken on the role of textile conservator for the museum’s extensive collection. Historical clothing construction, fabrics, preservation, storage and how fashion has evolved based on historical events has been a passion of hers for years. This led to learning to sew and wear historical fashion and participating in living history events. We welcome her time and talents!
The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum has been owned and operated by the Crawford County Historical Society since 1963. Since that time, we’ve always been of the viewpoint that the grounds and gardens at the museum are to be a place for the community to congregate and enjoy. That said, it is private property and the museum is part of the Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mansion and garden to maintain.
Recently, there has been a large increase in the number of for-profit endeavors occurring on the lawn and in the gardens of the museum- largely commercial photography sessions. While we are happy to encourage those in our community to picnic, exercise and take amateur photos of their surroundings on the grounds, we do require that all commercial photography must be pre-approved by museum staff each time a session is scheduled. No commercial photography sessions will be allowed on museum property without prior permission and those not following this guideline will be asked to leave. To acquire permission, please call Joshua Sherretts, Museum Director, at 814.333.9882 or email at email@example.com. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter!
If you’re interested in all of our financials, visit our page at Guidestar! We’re a small museum with an annual budget of less than $35,000 owned by a county Historical Society with a modest budget of roughly $100,000. We may be little, but we’re a Supreme Court Justice’s historical site, an art museum with an extensive collection, and a three acre botanical garden. We’d love to have your help keeping history alive for future generations!