Geoff Giglierano joined the staff of the Missouri Humanities Council as its Executive Director in April, 2010. He has a B.A. and M.A. in American History, with a specialization in Urban History, from the University of Cincinnati and over thirty years of experience working as an educator, curator, historian, administrator and development officer in a variety of museums and libraries, and as a nonprofit consultant.
During the course of his career he has served in a variety of positions including Director of the Cincinnati Fire Museum, Director of Education for the Cincinnati Historical Society, Director of Public Programs for the Cincinnati History Museum at Union Terminal, Director of the New York City Fire Museum, Chief Curator of Military History for the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, and Director of Marketing and Development for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Among the organizations for which he has done consulting work are the Clark County (Ohio) Historical Society, the National Museum of the United States Army, the American Numismatic Society, and the California Automobile Museum.
Mr. Giglierano has curated, co-curated, or served as lead historian for numerous exhibit projects such as “Cincinnati Goes to War” (the largest homefront exhibit developed during the 50th anniversary of WWII), “Cincinnati: Settlement to 1860” (the Cincinnati History Museum permanent exhibit galleries), “Cincinnati’s Circus Connections,” “A Century of Caring: Nursing in Greater Cincinnati,” “Virtual Galleries: Artistic Self-Expression and Electronic Gaming,” “On All Fronts: The New York National Guard in WWII,” “Castles in Our Cities: New York State Armories and the Communities They Served,” “Remembering the Rebellion: Artifacts from The American Revolution,” and “The Art of John Goss.” His publications include articles on a variety of historical and museum-related subjects, and he was a coauthor of the massive “Bicentennial Guide to Greater Cincinnati,” and “FDNY , A History.”
His personal interests include living history and writing historical fiction. Mr. Giglierano’s current areas of study and writing projects “in progress” include the 1870s Black Hills gold rush, and the US Navy in WWII. In addition, he has been involved with experiments in museum and library activities on three-dimensional online platforms for a number of years.