Cherese Wiesner-Rosales is a Vestal native and studied Fine Art at Cornell University. She lived in Boston MA for a decade working in the non profit world and for an Art and Culture magazine in Boston. She writes grants for the town of Vestal along with directing the Vestal Museum and most recently the Coal House activities on the Vestal Rail Trail. Please contact her with ideas for the museum and the coal house.
Jessica Petrylak is the Curator for The Vestal Museum. Jessica graduated from Chenango Valley Central School in 2013. From there, she went on to earn an Associates in Visual Communications from SUNY Broome in 2015 and a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 2017. Jessica’s philosophy on local history and curatorial management is one that puts utmost value on inclusivity, hands-on experiences, a “DIY” spirit, and the magic of experiencing the past through an empathic lens.