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Museum Director – 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 interned at the Sheldon Museum of Art and so began my love of museums. In 2002, my husband, Mike, and I moved to Elwood, Nebraska.  In 2020 we moved into Lexington where we live with our 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.


      Bob Treacy said:
      February 26, 2018 at 7:07 PM

      Hi Crystal, Can you help me? I am a professional historian working on ag history in the middle west. I am interested at present in finding recollections of positive experiences on the farm and in farm communities. (I’ve gone off my beaten path in the past and studied the Oregon Trail so I know of Lexington.) Would you have any manuscripts in y0ur archives which might help me to gain some sense of faming in the 19th and even 18th centuries if any. From east to west in Nebraska I’m sure positive reports would diminish.
      Incidentally could you tell me about You Tube. Believe it or not I have not used it before, and much by other communities in Nebraska is suggestive of interest to me but I can never get them to come through with sound. I would like to dip through them.
      Incidentally also I was once President of the Redlands Area Historical Society in California. That society is now planning a Museum. So I know local history. We once had more private railroad cars belonging to eastern millionaires wintering in Redlands than any other place in. CA. Wow, I’m asking for a lot here. If convenient I’d like to hear from you. Bob Treacy (Robert E. Treacy, PhD, ranchobt2@gmail.com)

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