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Quincy Museum Selects New Govt Director



​QUINCY, IL – The Quincy Museum is worked up to announce Katherine Roskamp-Ellerbrock has accepted the Govt Director place following Barbara Wilkinson-Fletcher’s retirement. All through Katie’s years of expertise, she has delivered advertising methods on a nationwide and world scale for the agricultural trade. Right this moment, she is bringing these skills to the museum, alongside together with her demonstrated management abilities and Adams County group involvement. 
“We’re happy to welcome our new government director, Katie, to the Quincy Museum household at sixteenth and Maine, says Barb Newman, Board of Administrators President. “Katie’s in depth management, advertising and group alliances will present an thrilling new chapter as we glance to the longer term. Katie will proceed our custom of preserving, presenting and educating whereas including a contemporary and vibrant perspective to our increasing packages on the Quincy Museum, the crown jewel of the Gem Metropolis.” 

Katie hails from Hancock County, and is the sixth technology on her household’s grain and cattle farm. Having spent a lot time together with her grandmother, Elma Roskamp, she has an appreciation for historical past that has carried together with her to just accept this new place. Right this moment, Katie and her husband, Tim, reside in northern Adams County on his household’s farm. Katie is a graduate of each Western Illinois College’s Faculty of Agriculture and Oklahoma State College’s Grasp of Agricultural Communications program. Katie additionally serves as one of many co-directors for the Adams County Truthful Queen Pageant, the place she coaches and prepares the contestants annually and the present queen for the state pageant in Springfield every January. 
“I’ve loads to be taught from Barbara. However I’m excited and energized to be working alongside facet the educators, volunteers and administrators who’ve helped construct the museum to the place it’s immediately, Katie shares. “I sit up for collaborating with everybody to maintain this Quincy custom alive as we dive into this new chapter.”
The Quincy Museum Board of Administrators, workers and volunteers all thank Barbara for her 20 years of dedication to the group. It’s by her ardour for historical past and archeology that has formed the museum into the gem it’s immediately. Assist us in wishing Barbara all the very best in her retirement. 
“I’ve been working with Katie and serving to her be taught a number of the ins and outs of this glorious Museum, Barbara shares. “She’s a quick learner, and I’m positive she is going to do an important job.  I really feel snug leaving the museum in her succesful arms.”
Quincy Museum is situated at 1601 Maine Road within the historic Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion. In-built 1890-91 for Richard F. Newcomb, the 20,000 sq-ft home stands as a testomony to the town’s industrial previous. The home’s Richardsonian Romanesque design provides to its historic allure. The primary ground of the home has been restored and fantastically furnished to the interval of the Nineties. The second and third flooring of the museum function displays that present a complete overview of native historical past, pure historical past, dinosaurs, and Native People. It’s open for excursions Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 pm and for personal leases. For extra data, go to or name 217-224-7669.

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