Principal Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier


Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier is a nationally award-winning curator, exhibition developer, and writer, and a National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Planner. With more than twenty-five years of experience in museums and history organizations, Snyder-Grenier has developed interdisciplinary exhibitions on a broad variety of topics in popular culture (ranging from sports to rock ‘n’ roll to diner culture) and social and cultural history, many with significant community outreach components. Her articles have appeared in the Magazine Antiques, Winterthur Portfolio, and Big, and she has written books for museums and corporate clients, including Brooklyn! An Illustrated History, Turnpike Treasures: The Souvenirs and Stuff that Celebrate an American Phenomenon, and Musical Machines & Living Dolls.

Current and recent projects include:

  • exhibition developer for Gold Rush at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, AK (Formations Inc., designer)
  • curator and writer for the New Jersey Hall of Fame's Mobile Museum (Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Michael Graves & Associates, designers)
  • exhibition writer for Tides of Freedom at Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum (Keith Ragone Studio)
  • exhibition developer and writer for Dock 102 (an interpretive experience about the interrelationship of history and the environment), Governors Island, NYC, for the National Park Service (Formations, Inc., designer)
  • interpretive master planning and writing for Soldier Experience, a 6,000-square foot exhibition for the U.S. Army and Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Formations, Inc., designer)
  • exhibition developer and writer for the Philadelphia History Museum's re-installation (Keith Ragone Studio, designer)
  • exhibition developer and writer for Castle Williams: Changing With the Times, an outdoor installation about the changing uses of an 1812-era fort, Governors Island, NYC, for the National Park Service (Formations Inc., designer)
  • exhibition development for Jersey Rocks: A History of Rock & Roll in the Garden State at the Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ (Daniel Schnur, designer).

REW Project Staff

To best meet the needs of your project, REW & Co. also has the ability to draw upon the talents of creative professionals with experience in:

  • exhibition design
  • graphic design
  • educational programming and accessibility
  • strategic planning
  • audience development
  • community partnerships.