Month: June 2015
Staff Assistant – Carol Nelson
I am a farm girl from western Oklahoma. After High School I attended Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. My first job, after I graduated from college, took me to Enid, Oklahoma where I met my husband who was stationed there as an instructor pilot in the Air Force. We have 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 5 wonderful grandchildren.
We moved to Lexington in 1983 and I have worked at the Dawson County Museum since 2000. I enjoy my work at the museum and especially working with our great staff!
Director – Judy Andres
Judy grew up in Lexington, Nebraska but has lived in Cozad for the last 51 years. She is very interested in history, helped establish the 100th Meridian Museum in Cozad and has served on the Board of Directors for 20 years.
She is on the Board of Directors for the State Genealogical Society and serves as the Publications person. She is a member of the Bonneville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Judy enjoys spending her time volunteering at the United Methodist Thrift Shop in Cozad and also as a Teammate mentor in the Cozad Public School System.
Board Secretary – Janet Quitmeyer
I was born and raised in rural Dawson County. In December of 1974 I graduated from Chadron State College with a major in Library and minor in history and business. I was a volunteer at the Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron 1971-1974.
I married Dave Quitmeyer and moved to Buffalo community in 1975. I am a Mother of two and a grandmother of four. I’ve had a life-long interest in history going back to the days of Dr. Robert Manley’s TV program.
I enjoy seeing the displays in the museum but it is the pictures and the stories of the people who used the objects that make history the most interesting.
Director – Pat Gaudreault
A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Pat enjoys tending his vineyard and many of his neighbors and friends have enjoyed the fruit from his vines when sharing a glass of his wine.
Pat also enjoys restoring antique cars. He restored his first Model A at the age of 16 and is currently restoring a 1912 Model T Touring.
Pat and his wife, Chris, have visited many of the wonderful museums in Nebraska with their daughters and grandchildren. He feels that Nebraska has many hidden treasures just waiting to be explored.
Being a graduate of Cozad High School, Central CC, and the school of hard knocks have helped Pat not only to further his work force accomplishments but also his love for antique cars. He is passionate in his belief of saving memorabilia from the past for future generations.