NEW BREMEN — The Auglaize County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Lockkeepers House, located at the intersection of Ohio 66 and 274, New Bremen.
Following the meeting, Dante Centuori, the new executive director for the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, will provide an update on the museum’s current expansion.
The event is free and open to the public.
Centuori developed a fascination with space exploration at a very young age, which led to a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Physics from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He brought to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum more than 30 years of experience in designing, training and presenting informal science education programming. A museum professional, Centuori is skilled in both directing large initiatives and being an on-the-ground facilitator and communicator. As content spokesperson for his organizations over his career, he has made numerous appearances on local media and became a recognized face for credible science communication. His collaborative work with ideastream, Cleveland’s public broadcasting platform, earned several communication industry awards including three regional Emmy Award nominations.
Centuori’s his work at Great Lakes Science Center of Cleveland prepared him for his role as Executive Director at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. There he held positions such as Scientist in Residence, the Director of Creative Productions and Director of Education & Outreach. At GLSC, Centuori played a major role in developing programs and exhibits for NASA Glenn Research Center’s Visitor Center, which relocated to the Science Center in 2010. Over the ensuing years he acted as program liaison to NASA Glenn, and led the content and subject matter research for two major projects funded by NASA Education grants.
Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.