639 Terrace Street, P.O. Box 871, Meadville, PA 16335

About Us

Mission

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!

Staff

The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum employs four intelligent, good looking, and just plain charming staff members!

 

1Joshua, Director

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.

183939_631029101120_4828266_nKimberly, Assistant Director

Kimberly has been at the museum nearly as long as Joshua, filling the role of curator, archivist at the local historical society, 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.

 

cherylCheryl, Tour Guide and Education Coordinator

Cheryl is our weekday tour guide at the museum as well as the Education Coordinator, however you’d think she was Lady Grantham in Downton Abbey when she’s at work! She’s obsessed with the quilts in our collection (well…all quilts for that matter), pretending to be the “lady of the manor,” and washing dishes (or at least we always beg her to do them so we don’t have to). She would love to invite you come in for a tour but don’t ask about quilting…we beg you…we’ve heard the stories!

 

James, Tour Guide and Visitor Services Coordinator

James has recently joined us at the museum as our weekend tour guide and Visitor Services Coordinator, although we like to refer to him as our Pokemon Go expert.  James is our Civil War buff and the one who looks best in a bow tie. Be sure to say hello and battle him in the Pokemon Go Gym at the museum!

 

Photography

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 museum@baldwinreynolds.org. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter!

Financials

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 $70,000. 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!