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Fort Monroe Authority hires new director for the Casemate Museum

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Robin Edward Reed has been hired by the Fort Monroe Authority as director for the Casemate Museum.

He was president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation in Bedford.

Reed is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, which includes programming, the development of exhibits and marketing.

The Casemate Museum, which opened in 1951, houses the jail cell where Jefferson Davis was incarcerated after his capture during the Civil War. It also features many other artifacts and exhibits related to that period in American history, including items related to Gen. Benjamin Butler’s Contraband Decision, which many say precipitated the end of slavery.

Before his position with the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, Reed was a senior director in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where he oversaw the Department of Public History. He also was a project director for the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History. 

Before that, he held several positions with the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, including the executive director’s post for nine years.


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