Trustees & Staff

The Franklin County Historical Society would not be vibrant organization it is today without the work of trustees, staff members, and volunteers.

Board of Trustees

Trustees serve to establish direction and goals for the historical society. Many trustees also serve on committees, help with upkeep and maintenance, and help carry out events. Trustees are appointed to three-year terms and can be appointed for up to two terms. They represent a variety of fields and skills, but they all share an enthusiasm for Franklin County history.

2017 Trustees:

Kevin Blackwell, President (2nd term, ends 2018)
Eric Duderstadt, Vice President (1st term, ends 2019)
John Nichols, Secretary (2nd term, ends 2017)
Greg Kendall, Treasurer (2nd term, ends 2018)
Peter Burns (1st term, ends 2017)
Sharon Childs (1st term, ends 2018)
Audrey Sillett Lintner (2nd term, ends 2018)
Susan Rader (1st term, ends 2019)
Brent Randel (1st term, ends 2019)

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FCHS Staff Members

FCHS staff members are the experts who keep the historical society running on a daily basis. They work to protect, preserve, catalog, and exhibit artifacts, present the history of the county to visitors, create unique events, and embrace new techniques and technology in order to make the collection accessible.

Franklin County Records & Research Center Staff

Deborah Barker, FCHS Executive Director
Ashley Brannan, Archival Assistant
Susan Geiss, Archivist
Gloria Kruse, Collections Manager

Old Depot Museum Staff

Diana Staresinic-Deane, Museum Manager
Austin Harshaw, Weekend Assistant Manager
Sarah St. John, Weekend Assistant Manager
Mike Webber, Weekday Assistant Manager

Dietrich Cabin & Educational Programming

Bequi Hicks, Education Coordinator

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