Pioneer Museum in Lander Welcomes New Collections Manager

            The Fremont County Museums are pleased to announce the addition of Kelsey Perrigo to the Fremont County Pioneer Museum staff.  Ms. Perrigo will take over for Connie Shannon who retired in May after five years of dedicated service. 

             The Kelsey Perrigo grew up in Indiana and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. She moved on to New Mexico State University where she achieved her Master of Arts in Anthropology, while simultaneously completing the requirements for a Graduate Certification in Museum Studies. She comes to us from the Miami County Museum in Peru, Indiana where she was the Director/Curator.  Ms. Perrigo has worked at a number of facilities in her career including the Johnson County Museum of History in New Mexico, the New Mexico State University Museum, and the Branigan Cultural Center. 

             Ms. Perrigo will join the staff in early July.  In her free time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors, reading, and trying new things.

             Scott Goetz, Central Director for Fremont County Museums said, “We were fortunate to have a good number of qualified candidates for the Collections Manager position at the Pioneer Museum to interview.  Ms. Perrigo stood out based on her range of experience and understanding of collections management and how that relates to the overall management of a museum.  We are looking forward to getting her on board.”