Watch and Clock Museum, NAWCC Executive Director Receive Awards

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  1. Gene Klodzen

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    #1 Gene Klodzen, May 28, 2017
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    COLUMBIA, PA: Each year PA Museums, the Harrisburg-based statewide trade association serving museum professionals and institutions throughout Pennsylvania, invites nominations for their Special Achievement Awards to recognize excellent and exemplary work in Pennsylvania's museums for more than 30 years.

    Recipients this year were the National Watch & Clock Museum (Institutional award), and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors' (NAWCC) Executive Director J. Steven Humphrey (Individual Achievement award).
    Like many museums tasked with minimizing expenses, the National Watch & Clock Museum aimed to fulfill its educational mission without expanding its budget. In 2008 the Museum shifted its marketing efforts from traditional methods to advertising on the Internet and the growing social media environment to reach a larger audience in affordable, direct, and more meaningful ways. Through a website that acts as a virtual brochure and branded social media platforms, the Museum has enjoyed robust remote and on-site visitation while reducing costs.

    Steve Humphrey joined the National Canal Museum - Hugh Moore Park in Easton after graduating from Penn State. After almost 30 years there, he moved on to become the Executive Director of the NAWCC, where he has served since 2007. He is a board member and officer of PA Museums and has served on the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Independent Museums, the board of the Northampton Co. Historical Society, working with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Pennsylvania Canal Society, the Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, and as a MAP Surveyor with the American Alliance of Museums.

    Humphrey's advocacy work with PA Museums and the PA Coalition of Museums has helped keep museum grants in the state budget to better serve the needs and issues of the larger museum community. Steve will step down from the PA Museums board later this year after serving on and off for 15 years, and the board wants to recognize him for his outstanding service over the years.

    Congratulations to Steve Humphrey, and to the National Watch & Clock Museum!

    Additional information may be available by contacting Director of Communications Markus Harris at or 717.684.8261, ext. 227.

    Kim Craven
    NAWCC Marketing and Events Coordinator
    p: 717.684.8261 Ext.231

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