Brian Richards Named Yankees Museum Curator
Brian Richards, a native of Hughesville, has joined the New York Yankees as the first Curator of the New York Yankees Museum. He will create exhibitions, collect and catalogue historic artifacts, and plan special programs for the museum, which will open inside the new Yankee Stadium in April of 2009.
Richards is a 2002 graduate of Hughesville High School and received a B.A. in History from Susquehanna University in 2006. He attended the Cooperstown Graduate Program, a museum studies program co-sponsored by the State University of New York, College at Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association. He graduated with a master’s degree in Museum Studies on May 17.
While studying in Cooperstown, Richards was selected for an internship with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s curatorial department in the summer of 2007. As an intern, he assisted with planning for exhibits and researched the history of several famous museum objects. Richards participated in the 2007 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, including the installation of inductee Cal Ripken, Jr.’s plaque in the Hall of Fame gallery.
Richards is the son of Dennis and Kathy Richards of Hughesville, the grandson of Patricia Reed of Hughesville, John Reed of Montoursville, Mary Richards of Muncy, and the late Jay Richards.