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.  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.

2021 Trustees:

Susan Rader, President (2nd term, ends 2022)
John Nichols, Vice President (1st term, ends 2021)
Tim Van Leiden, Treasurer, (1st term, ends 2022)
Juanita Peckham, Secretary (2nd term, ends 2023)
Cyndi Brewer 
(1st term, ends 2021)
Sara Caylor, (1st term, ends 2023)
Robbin Kerth, (2nd term, ends 2023)
Audrey Lintner
(2nd term, ends 2021)
Vacant Position (2nd term, ends 2022)

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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.


Diana Staresinic-Deane, Executive Director & Museum Manager

Ashley Brannan, Archives & Research Specialist
Nicole Burkdoll, Museum Assistant
Sarah Johnston, Collections Manager
Stacey Potter, Sunday Museum Assistant
Chuck Tilman, Administrative Assistant and One-Room School Coordinator
Mike Webber, Weekday Museum Assistant Manager

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