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BOONE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HIRES ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES MANAGER AND ELECTS FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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Mary Ellen Lohmann Hired

Mary Ellen Lohmann has been hired as the administrative services manager for the Boone County Historical Society at the Boone County History & Culture Center. Lohmann will manage membership and donor relations, oversee and build earned income revenue streams, manage concerts and special events, and coordinate marketing efforts.  A seventh-generation Missourian, Lohmann holds dual bachelor’s degrees in journalism and arts and science, with an emphasis in women’s and gender studies, from the University of Missouri.

The Blue Springs native has spent more than a decade in non-profit organizations, predominantly serving in communications, event coordination, and industry relations roles. Lohmann was most recently a senior strategic communications associate at the State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO). During her six years at SHSMO, she co-chaired the Education Programming Committee, which helped execute more than 150 workshops, tours, and public programs throughout the state each year, including the annual Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture in Columbia.  She is especially proud of coordinating the African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series, which started after the 2015 MU protests and is designed to help the community reach a new understanding of the present by learning about the history of African Americans within the state.

Weil, Miller, Waters, Moore, Rothwell Elected

The membership of the non-profit Boone County Historical Society has elected five new Directors to its board.  They are: Lisa Heffernan Weil, history and psychology instructor at the Columbia Independent School; Karen M. Miller, retired Boone County commissioner; Andy Waters, commercial real estate investor and former president of the Columbia Daily Tribune Publishing Company; Karen Moore, retired educator in the Hallsville Public Schools; and Suzanne Rothwell, executive director, advancement division at Columbia College.   

The Center is open to the public free of charge Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

About the Boone County History & Culture Center

The Boone County History & Culture Center is a 28-year-old venue.  The Center’s main building is always admission-free and owned and operated by the 94-year-old Boone County Historical Society and includes a museum store, a genealogical library and the Montminy Art Gallery.  The historical society also curates the Village at Boone Junction and the Maplewood House in historic Nifong Park.  The society is a non-profit organization.  Learn more at BooneHistory.org 

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For more information contact Chris Campbell, Executive Director, Boone County Historical Society at the Boone County History & Culture Center, 573-443-8936   chriscampbell@boonehistory.org