President: Rowena Cross-Najafi joined the museum as President of the Board in August 2009. Since retiring in 2007 from a 20-year career as a Foreign Service Officer, Rowena has been an active volunteer with the BRI Historic Preservation Committee, the Lawrence County Concert Association, the Lawrence County Art Association, and the Bedford Rotary Club. Rowena and her husband are the proud owners of the 1904 former Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's Residence.
Phone: (812) 278-8575
Vice President: Larry King is the museum board's Vice-President. He has held this position for two years but has been involved with the museum since 1993, previously serving as the board President and also as the Executive Director during the museum's transitional times. Besides heading up many of the museum's projects for growth and improvement, Larry also enjoys discussing the museum artifacts with visitors. "I enjoy seeing and helping preserve the artifacts of yesteryear. I hope in years to come others can view our labors and understand how we lived."
Phone: (812) 278-8575
Librarian: Joyce Shepherd is the full time librarian in the Edward L. Hutton Research Library. She has been helping with the museum and library since 2000 and accepted the librarian position in 2002. Visitors who need help locating information amongst the over 1000 genealogy files and countless books and folders will find Joyce has an extensive knowledge of Lawrence County History and a knack for finding sought after information. Joyce enjoys working in the library and explains, "We are fortunate to have such an extensive genealogy collection. I enjoy helping people research their ancestors and the history of Lawrence County."
Looking for the librarian? Joyce is at the museum Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Collections Manager: Greg Nikirk is the Collections Manager. He is responsible for researching, documenting and caring for the museum’s extensive collection of historic artifacts. Greg also manages the museum’s information technology infrastructure.
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Collections Assistant: Glenda Reynolds is the Collections Assistant. In addition to assisting Greg with the museum’s artifacts collection, Glenda also is responsible for volunteer coordination.
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Coordinator, World of Discovery: Penny May is the new Duke Energy World of Discovery Coordinator. Penny is responsible for all aspects of the museum’s Saturday afternoon children’s program, including planning, scheduling, setting up, taking down, publicizing, and volunteer coordination.