Staff and Board Information

Our Mission

It is our mission to discover, collect, preserve and share the history of Mower County and relate it to the history of the State of Minnesota.


Randal J. Forster, Executive Director Email Executive Director
Jaimie M. Timm, Curator Email Curator
Sue Doocy, Research & Archives Manager Email Research & Archives Manager


2018-2019 Board of Directors

Barbara K. Lewis President
Keith Cich Vice President
Sue Grove Secretary
Diana Witt Treasurer
Gene Anderson  
Milly Burroughs  
Dwane Hull  
Ardis Jensen  
Pat Kitchings  
Judy Laskewitz  
Larry Naatz  
Jeff Ollman  

The Board of Directors meet six times a year during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Upcoming scheduled meetings are set for Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7pm | Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7pm | Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 7pm | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7pm | Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 7pm.  All meetings are held in the Administration Building. Meetings are open to all members of the Society and the general public.

The 2019 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 21, 2019 in the Pioneer Building - Election of NEW Board Members will take place during the Annual Meeting. Tentative schedule: 5:30 Gathering/Dinner, 6:30 Meeting, 7:15 Guest Speakers- Mark Youngblood & Brian Mann will talk about "Lyle Bottle Digging" and share their adventures as they explore the world of 'outhouse digging' and search for rare bottles from the past.

If you have any business that you wish to discuss with the board at a regular meeting, please contact the Executive Director to be placed on the appropriate agenda.

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