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Scranton’s Everhart Museum curator Nezka Pfeifer resigns after 12 years

Scranton’s Everhart Museum curator Nezka Pfeifer resigns after 12 years
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From a press release:

After 12 years, Nezka Pfeifer, curator of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton, has officially resigned from her position, effective today.

During her 12-year tenure, Pfeifer has curated and overseen the installation of dozens of exhibitions. “She has shaped a strong exhibition program, creating unique experiences that melded the three disciplines of the museum – natural history, science, and art. She has built bridges to the museum and made many meaningful connections throughout the community,” the museum wrote in a press release.

“Nezka’s contributions will have a lasting impact. She has been an inspiring colleague who will be missed by all of us. We wish her well in all future endeavors,“ said Executive Director Aurore Giguet.

As the Everhart works toward completion of gallery renovations and the introduction of new programming, it will incorporate new ideas and perspectives that its staff feels will further the museum’s presence both locally and nationally. Giguet will conduct a search to fill the position.

Founded in 1908 and located in Scranton’s historic Nay Aug Park, the Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton) is the largest general museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For over 100 years, the museum has delighted the region with an ever-changing selection of exhibitions and programs. It was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician and businessman with a keen interest in natural history. Through the museum’s collections, exhibits, and programs, it strives to integrate natural history, science, and art into the lives of people and spark their imaginations, challenge thought, and provide enjoyment.

Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $3 for children ages 6-12, while museum members and children under 5 are free of charge.

The museum relies on the generosity of donors to sustain its visions and to continue serving the region in exciting new ways. Donations, which can be made online, directly support the activities of the Everhart, helping to maintain all of its permanent collections, and sustaining its roster of exhibitions, education programs, and events.