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Museum Director – Crystal Werger

Crystal Werger

I grew up in Murdock, Nebraska, a very small town between Omaha and Lincoln. I attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where I studied history and art history. My last year in college I was able to intern at the Sheldon Art Gallery and so began my love of museums. In 2002, my husband, Mike, and I moved to Elwood, Nebraska where we now live with our two sons Caleb and Joshua. I have had a passion for history all my life! I knew as a child I would do something with that passion but over the years it has changed from wanting to be an Archeologist to Art Historian to Preservationist to Museum Registrar. All those ideas eventually lead me to apply for the job as Director of the Dawson County Historical Society and Museum. It’s a good fit because now I get to do everything I enjoy!


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    Patrick Grim said:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:50 PM

    Dear Crystal,

    Entirely by chance I came across your article on the Framed exhibit in the July 2017 edition of the Banner, with the very nice mention of my father, Elgas Grim, and my grandfather, Carl Grim. Thanks so much for that.

    I don’t know what prints by my father that you have. But your piece made me wonder whether the museum happened to have ‘Loves Labor,’ which is a woodblock print of my grandfather with buckets of glads, preparing them to deliver to local churches. I’d send you a photo, but this email doesn’t seem to have a way of attaching them. If you reply with another email I’ll be glad to send an image along.

    If the museum doesn’t have a copy, I think they should. My wife and I would arrange to bring one next time we come Nebraska way,

    Thanks again for the piece, and for your work.


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