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Elizabeth (Beth) Heydt

photo of Beth Heydt

Collections Manager, Collections Department

email: heydte@si.edu
phone: (202) 633-5515

I grew up visiting the Smithsonian museums so the opportunity to work at one of them was thrilling when I started in 2003. I have previously worked at the El Paso Museum of Art in El Paso, Texas and the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland. I received my MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University and completed my BA in American Studies and Afro-American Studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Interests: Soccer, hiking, traveling, visiting historic sites, collecting Day of the Dead and Virgin of Guadalupe folk art
Favorite museum object: Skull and crossbones fancy cancel handstamp
What I like best about working at the National Postal Museum: My favorite thing about working at NPM has to be the staff, followed closely by the collection.

  • Beth installing a Rodin exhibition in El Paso
    Installing a Rodin exhibition in El Paso
  •  Beth hiking Half Dome in Yosemite National Park
    Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite National Park
  • Prickly Pear in Mesilla, New Mexico
    Prickly Pear in Mesilla, New Mexico