Board and Staff

Executive Director, Britt Thurman, has worked in the museum field for over a decade. She received her BA in History from the University of Idaho and MA in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas. She has worked at museums of varying sizes in multiple parts of the country, primarily in community engagement, accessibility, education, and exhibit design.

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Programs Manager, Jordan Thomas

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Accountant, Lisa Turner, CPA

Archivist, Deborah Mitchell


The Museum is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The organization is overseen by a twelve-member Board of Directors.

  • Steve Towles, Board President
  • Dave Patzer, Board Vice President
  • Tom Richards, Board Treasurer
  • Courtney Beebe, Esq., Board Secretary
  • Dr. Dick Sheldon, Board Member
  • Marilee Wallace, Board Member
  • Steve Widmyer, Board Member
  • Ann Rule, Board Member
  • Bernie Rosen, Board Member
  • Greg Thorhaug, Board Member
  • Tanden Launder, Board Member