Tyler Deitsch, Museum Coordinator
I am an organizationally-minded individual, so the Bicycle Museum of America has been the perfect fit for me. As an archivist here, I have had the opportunity to handle many fascinating parts of the museum’s archives and help make sure that each object is correctly catalogued and tagged to ensure its safe-keeping for future generations.
I recently retired from a career in the insurance industry having owned and operated an agency in Coldwater, Ohio. I love to cycle and also enjoy water skiing, snow skiing and running in my spare time. My wife Connie and I live in Coldwater, Ohio and have 3 married children. I appreciate history and love museums and needed a new challenge after retirement. Working as a tour guide for the Bicycle Museum of America was the opportunity I was looking for. Stop in to see me here at the Bicycle Museum of America and learn about how the bicycle put the world on wheels long before the invention of the automobile. It’s an incredible story. Come visit for a learning experience you and your family will truly enjoy!
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to come to the bicycle museum to do archiving and history projects. While working on those projects, I became involved in learning about all the fascinating bicycles on display. I also help give tours of the museum, bicycles, gemstones, medallions, and the Civil War flag that are on display here. It is also exciting and interesting to meet so many new people from all over the United States and other parts of the world. I have learned a lot the past few years and enjoy working here. Stop in for a visit, you will enjoy it.
I am originally from Rochester, NY where my interest in all things history began. I then received a degree in History and minors in English and Art History from the University of Dayton. Throughout my studies I was able to work in a variety of museums, including the Susan B. Anthony House, the Rochester Museum and Science Center and also the Marian Library at the University of Dayton. In addition to learning archival practices and exhibition display, I also was able to share my passion for history with visitors from across the country and around the world. I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, South America, and around the United States. My husband and I both enjoy exploring new cities, cultures, and the endless historic sites and museums across the world. I am so excited to share my experience and knowledge with the patrons of the Bicycle Museum of America and to be part of the fascinating story that is bicycle history.
Having spent the better part of a decade in the Sales industry, I was excited to move into a position at the Bicycle Museum of America. I have a passion for preserving human history, no matter the subject matter, as I believe our history defines our present path. The Bicycle Museum offers a unique opportunity to preserve not only a litany of historic bicycles but the history behind them and the manufacturers that created them. I look forward to meeting all the patrons that the museum has from all over the world, and hearing the stories that they have to tell about how the bicycle shaped their lives.”