Shaker Historical Society

Katie Benedict, Communications Director

Katie Benedict holds a BA in Art History from Washington and Lee University and an MA from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the Shaker Historical Museum in 2016, she worked as the curatorial assistant at the Taft Museum of Art. In addition to her duties as Communications Director, Katie also oversees the Shaker Historical Museum’s Lissauer Gallery that features Northeast Ohio artists.

Our Staff

Ware Petznick, Executive Director

Ware Petznick earned a BA in Art History  from Wellesley College, studied Art  History at the University of St. Andrews  for an MPhil in addition to a PhD in Furniture History in 2000. After working in Boston and Texas, she returned to Scotland and earned an MLitt with Honours in Decorative Art and Design History from the University of Glasgow in 2009. She has worked as an intern or on a contract basis for museums, libraries and archives in the United States and the United Kingdom including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Scotland's Secret Bunker, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic New England, the National Trust for Scotland, The Whitney Museum and the Frist Center for Visual Art. Ware served the McFaddin-Ward House as Curator of Collections (2005-2008), was a Design and Education Associate at Pollok House (2009) and was lecturer and webmaster for the Folk Fae Fife Science Festival for the University of St Andrews (2009-10).