Staff & Volunteers of the Sibley County Historical Society
Executive Director: Amy Newsom
Amy Newsom is the part-time Executive Director for the Sibley County Historical Society. She assumes this role as part of her position as Sibley County Community Development Director. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Minnesota State University – Mankato, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a Minor in U.S. History from North Dakota State University.
Amy oversees of the museum archives and programs, manages the accession of items donated to the museum, manages the volunteer personnel, markets the Sibley County Historical Society, writes grants for the Society, and coordinates the fundraising efforts.
Communications Manager: Dorothy Peterson
The Communications Manager is a volunteer position that serves as Editor and Chief of the Sibley County Historical Society newsletter. The Communications Manager is the head of the Communications Committee.
Collections Manager: Arlene Busse
The Collections Manager is a volunteer position as the Sibley County Historical Society and is responsible for cataloging, photographing, and data entry of all items in the Museum’s vast collections.
Contact Arlene (email link)
Archives/Digital Collections Manager:
The Archives Manager is a volunteer position responsible in overseeing the digital files at the Museum. The Archives Manager is responsible for indexing, filing, digitizing, and preserving the Museum’s photos, documents, artwork and digital media.
In-House Researcher: Eldrene Ebert
Our In-House Researcher is a volunteer position and an avid genealogist. She is responsible for all research requests whether by mail, e-mail, or in person. The In-House Researcher is the head of the Research Committee.
Contact Eldrene (email link)
Sibley County Historical Society Committees
The Sibley County Historical Society has several committees that need volunteers. Please consider volunteering for one or more of the following committees.