Saratoga Automobile Museum names new director of special events

Portrait of Megan A. Hennessey

Megan A. Hennessey joins Saratoga Automobile Museum as new Director of Special Events

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Jan. 7, 2019) — The Saratoga Automobile Museum is proud to announce Megan A. Hennessey has been hired as the new Director of Special Events.

Hennessey’s background and diverse experience in event management throughout New York’s Capital Region is anticipated to strengthen and expand all current museum events, in addition to creating new opportunities and experiences for museum members and visitors alike.

“We’re ecstatic to add Megan to the team here at the Saratoga Automobile Museum,” said Carly Connors, executive director. “Her myriad experience working in hospitality and lodging will enhance the event experience for those who look to use the museum for weddings, receptions, events, and so much more. For our museum events, Megan’s insight will help enhance our exhibition openings and annual events.”

With 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Hennessey served as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Saratoga Springs for nearly 15 years. During her tenure, Hennessey was responsible for all operations for the hotel, including the planning and management of the Excelsior Springs Event Center that opened in June 2013.

A certified hotel administrator, Hennessey has been involved in civic and charitable organizations in Saratoga Springs including as a member of the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau’s executive committee and in several capacities for Saratoga Central Catholic School.

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About the Saratoga Automobile Museum: The Saratoga Automobile Museum was organized in 1999, and opened to the public in 2002. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile.

The Museum is located within the 2,500 acre Saratoga Spa State Park, in the heart of historic Saratoga Springs, New York, world famous for its legendary, much honored one-mile thoroughbred track. The museum’s facility is the totally restored and renovated Saratoga Bottling Plant, a beautiful neo-classic structure built in 1934. The Museum is adjacent to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and near the landmark Gideon Putnam Hotel. Within walking distance in the Park are the National Museum of Dance, the Spa Little Theatre and the lavish Hall of Springs banquet facility.