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Courtesy of Christie M. Weininger

Christie M. Weininger is the executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont, Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio with an undergraduate degree in history. While at Otterbein, she volunteered in the college archives and completed internships with the Ohio History Connection, the Motorcycle Heritage Museum, and the Plymouth Area Historical Society. She also spent a semester abroad at Roehampton Institute in Wimbledon, England, where studying “local history” meant working with documents that were 600 years old. Christie earned her master’s degree in history from the University of Toledo and her thesis was entitled “Finding Common Ground: The Use of Memories in the Creation of Community Identity.” Christie was the director of the Wood County Historical Center, Bowling Green, Ohio for nine years and spent seven years as director/curator of the Wyandot County Museum, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Christie is a past president of the Ohio Local History Alliance and chaired that organization’s Advocacy Committee. She also served the Ohio Academy of History as chair of the Public History Committee. Christie currently is the treasurer for the Ohio Travel Association and is a board member of the Ohio Museums Association. She teaches courses in Ohio history and public history at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.