Cheryl Palmer, The Mint Museum

Renee Reese, Docent, The Mint Museum

Docents at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC are an affiliate group of the museum and are part of the Learning and Engagement Department. Training and guidance from the department is critical to our success of our tours and to our personal growth as museum educators.

Former Director of Learning and Engagement, Cheryl Palmer, was recently honored by our docents for her 35 years of service at the museum. Cheryl began her time at the Mint as Curator of Education and then as Director. Before she retired, she oversaw the department’s renaming as Learning and Engagement, a better reflection of the museum’s commitment to our visitors.

Over her 35 years with the museum, Cheryl saw three expansions of the Mint, helping to open our Uptown facility in 2010 with a 24-hour community celebration.

Cheryl is honored to have been nominated by her peers to receive the 2005 American Association of Museums’ educational Excellence in Practice Award. In 2010 she received the Excelente Award as the Non-Latin Person Most Supportive of the Latino Community in Charlotte.

Mint Museum docents appreciate, and benefit from, what Cheryl achieved during her tenure.