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Meet the Team

Building a team of exceptional people is key to our success. We take pride in the enthusiasm, motivation and focus of our staff, our vision and our values. Our team delivers first class exhibits, events and experiences with a personal approach.

Open Position

Executive Director

Open Position

Archives & Collections Manager

We are currently in the process of searching for a new manager.

MaryAnne Higgins

Event, Program, Tour, & Volunteer Manager

MaryAnne has spent her career working in the recreation field where she gained experience working with children and adults. She attended Winona State University and has a B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies. MaryAnne has been an active member in the Owatonna community volunteering in numerous organizations, mentoring YSL students and was on the planning committee to help with the development of Owatonna High School Options program. Through these various experiences, she has honed her skills working with others and leading by example. She was nominated for the Owatonna Business Women 2015 Woman of Achievement Award.

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Board of Directors


Deb Lustig, President

Samona Grubish, Vice President
Jerry Ganfield, Treasurer

Jane Middlestadt, Secretary

Board Members

Elizabeth Anselmo

Tom Bonacci

Dave Effertz

Dan Gorman

Keith Holman

Patty Jessop

Jerry Lewison

Andy McGuire

Deanna Nelson

Char Ost

Nancy Vaillancourt

County Commissioner Liaison

Rick Gnemi

We are currently in the process of searching for a new director. Click here for additional information.

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