Colette Broestler has joined the Grant Cottage team as manager of Marketing & Development . Colette will be managing our membership and donor relations as well as our marketing efforts to helps us offer Grant Cottage to even more visitors while growing our connection to The Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage community and its’ partners.
“I’m extremely excited to be a part of this phenomenal historic site. Grant Cottage is so unique and truly an experience of a time and place in history. Whether you’re marveling at the story of Grant himself, the beautiful decorative arts and architectural details, the view of Mt. McGregor, or the story of the family man that is often overlooked by the history books; there’s an aspect of history for everyone to enjoy. Learning about Grant instills this feeling of inspiring hope, there was something special about him that even now makes you want to dig deeper and learn more. It makes my job pretty amazing, and I can’t wait to share the site and its’ history with as many people as I can while being able to thank those who’ve cared for it already.”
Having extensive experience with museum and non-profit organizations, she is a self proclaimed history lover whose Grandfather, Mother-in-Law, and Husband all served in the United States Armed Forces. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a double major from the Univeristy of Hartford in Connecticut, she attended the Graduate program at Denver University in Colorado for Museum Studies. Since moving to Queensbury with her husband and two dogs in 2015, Colette has worked with The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls as the External Affairs Associate. Brought up in the historic Hudson Valley she gained an affinity for all things 19th century, and recalls one of her happiest moments being when she unpacked, documented, and researched the untouched lithophanes of Mrs. Samuel Colt at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut.
“We are excited to add such a creative and driven individual to our organization. Please join us in welcoming her to the Grant Cottage family,” officials said.