Cherese Wiesner-Rosales recently took over as director of the Vestal Museum. A Vestal native, she studied Fine Art at Cornell University and lived in Boston MA for around a decade. Working for an Art and Culture magazine in Boston she traveled around New England exploring many museums and galleries that now give inspiration to her position at the Vestal Museum. She is also a real estate agent with Warren Real Estate.
Tracy Hanna is thrilled to be the Museum Clerk at The Vestal Museum! She has a BA in Anthropology and Art History and an MSEd in Childhood Education with Literacy Certification from Binghamton University. Tracy has worked at the Binghamton University Public Archaeology Facility for ten years and is excited to apply her love of archaeology, art history, museums, and educating children to The Vestal Museum.
Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.
Come see the art of Clayton Ave Elementary School students in grades K through 5 from February 9th through March 16th. The opening reception is on February 9th from 12 to 3pm. The Vestal Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm.