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Trustees and Foundation


Members of the DPM Museum Board meet monthly to discuss the Museum’s policies and goals. Board members promote a strong, positive image of the Museum through comprehensive management and analysis of Museum activities. Board meetings occur every other month.

Dacotah Prairie Museum Board:

  • Kathy Johnson
  • Lee Schinkle
  • Chuck Welke, Vice President
  • Gayle Bortnem, President
  • Rose Kramp
  • Jennifer Dix
  • Duane Sutton (Brown County Commissioner)
  • Casey Weismantel (CVB Liason)
  • Layton Holmstrom (CVB Liason)

The Foundation Board was created in 1985 to enhance the museum's limited financial base provided by Brown County taxes and to assist the museum in offering a unique look into the history of Brown County and the life of prairie settlers. Board meetings occur every other month.

Foundation Board:

  • Aaron Darling
  • Gretchen Sharp, Vice President
  • Justin Scott
  • Matthew Scott, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Carmel Heyd, Past President
  • Jason Pettigrew, President