Presentors


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Krista Barry

Krista Barry is Assistant Curator at the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College, where she received her BA in Anthropology. Previously, she worked as Curatorial Assistant at the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College, and Collections Manager the Beloit Historical Society, where she currently serves as a member of their collections committee.

 
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Dan Bartlett

Dan Bartlett is curator of exhibits and education at the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College. He has worked on interpretive projects with many Stateline organizations including Midway Village Museum, Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rock County Historical Society, and Byron Forest Preserve. Dan has a BFA in Technical Theatre from UW-Superior and a MA in Public History and Certificate in Museum Studies from UW-Milwaukee.

 
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Rick Bernstein

Rick Bernstein has served as the Local History-Field Services staff for the southern region of the state for the past 11 years. He advises local history organizations and organizes educational opportunities for volunteers and staff of museums and other cultural organizations.

 
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John Decker

Milwaukee native John Decker has been a student, a railroader, a lawyer, a college teacher, a trial judge, and an amateur historian and preservationist. Except during his first year of law school and his first year of law practice, he has served on non-profit boards of one kind or another throughout his adult life.  He has been president of six of those non-profit organizations – the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Council for Local History, the Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions, the Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, the Evansville (WI) Grove Society, and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

 
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David Desimone

Desimone is the Director of Black Point Estate and Gardens. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in history from Youngstown State University and a Master’s Degree in Public History from Kent State University. Desimone has held prior positions with the Ohio Historical Society, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and the Cleveland Botanical Garden before moving to Wisconsin in 2013.

 
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Nate Fuller

Mr. Fuller brings a knowledge of engaging a wide audience in a range of historical activities, educational standards and practices, historical and educational programming, and interactive exhibit materials. Currently, Mr. Fuller leads all educational initiatives at Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) in Janesville, WI, including the development of thematic tours for the Lincoln-Tallman House, exhibits, and outreach programs. Prior to being at RCHS, he worked at Old World Wisconsin, the Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, and Midway Village Museum. He lives in Jefferson with his wife, son, and cat.

 
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Carolyn Jenkinson

Carolyn Jenkinson is the NEH Project Coordinator for the Frances Bristol Collection and Archive at the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College. She received a master’s degree in textile history and material culture studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she also served as the graduate collections assistant at the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. As weaver, dyer, and seamstress, Carolyn combines her academic interests in historical textiles with her love of fiber arts and textile conservation practices.

 
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Nicolette B. Meister

Nicolette Meister is the Curator of Collections of the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College where she also serves as an Adjunct Assistant of Museum Studies. Nicolette also serves on the board of the Beloit Historical Society, where she chairs their collections committee. She has a MS in Museum and Field Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in Anthropology from UW-Milwaukee. Nicolette has written and received grants from NEH and IMLS and has served as a grants reviewer for NEH and IMLS.