The John and Annie Glenn Museum will now be co-managed by the Ohio History Connection, and locally, by the Museum Association of East Muskingum (MAEM). The MAEM was formerly known as the John and Annie Glenn Foundation.
The John and Annie Glenn Historic Site also changed its name and is now the John and Annie Glenn Museum.
It is still locally managed by the same leadership team that managed it under the John and Annie Glenn foundation name. They will continue to manage the museum in conjunction with the Ohio History Connection.
According to Museum Association of East Muskingum Operations Director, Debbie Allender, the name now reflects their management over the National Road-Zane Grey Museum, alongside the John and Annie Glenn Museum.
According to Allender, though they have maintained ownership over the Zane-Grey Museum since 2009 the former name did not reflect that.
Allender said that the cause for the Historic Site to be renamed as a museum is because a historic site has never been moved from its original location and the John and Annie Glenn house is not in its original spot.
On Saturday, August 27, both the Ohio History Connection and the Museum Association of East Muskingum hosted a promotional announcement from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for the community.
Among those in attendance, was the newly appointed Muskingum University President, Dr. Susan S. Hasseler.
“Muskingum University is thrilled to be partnering with the Ohio History Connection and with the John and Annie Glenn Museum,” said Hasseler. “It is all part of celebrating our alums and being a part of the community and we are very committed to that.”
Despite the temperature, Allender was pleased with the local support. “[It was a] pretty good turnout for a hot and sunny summer Saturday afternoon.”
The Museum Association of East Muskingum offices are still located on Comin Street in New Concord.