About Kajsa Harley

Kajsa joined the Hanford Mills Museum team in 2013. She holds a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from SUNY Oneonta’s Cooperstown Graduate Program. Kajsa thoroughly enjoys the continuous opportunities for learning that the museum field offers. Meeting new people at the museum and participating in the exchange of stories, memories, and conversation also brings her great joy. Kajsa takes pride in striving to connect collections and programming initiatives to sustainability and the area’s history. One of Kajsa’s favorite machines at HMM is the handhold cutter, also known at the mill as the handle hole machine because of how simply it can make handles to make crates much easier to carry (both in the past and today). Kajsa enjoys hiking, gardening, and exploring the outdoors. Inside, you may find her cross-stitching. She loves to read books from a variety of genres. A recent favorite is The Buried Giant, a fantasy novel with a lot to say about collective memory.