Kate Sauers is our Executive Director. Anyone who talks to her can tell right away that she is a friendly, outgoing individual! Having worked in the non-profit sector for several years, she is passionate about connecting people with meaningful work, volunteer opportunities, and experiences. She enjoys meeting new people, planning events, and grant writing (for real!). After serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Twin Cities, she started an AmeriCorps program at College Bound-St. Louis, and helped the small non-profit more than double its staff in two years Kate grew up outside of Mankato, MN and graduated from Southwest MN State in Marshall. She enjoys running and swing dancing, and lives with her husband Rob in Hancock.
Hannah King is our Curator/Researcher. She is responsible for the care of the objects and materials in the SCHS collections, helps plan and implement new exhibits, and assists with research requests. She attended UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee, studying anthropology, history, folklore, and museums. Hannah grew up in Melrose, WI, a small town near Eau Claire. Though she has lived in large cities for the last 10 years, she is excited to return to small-town life. She enjoys gardening and cooking, and how the two are related. Hannah lives in Morris with her boyfriend and their cat.
Jennifer Seales is our Office Assistant. Her primary duties include maintaining the gift shop, assisting with research requests and various other tasks. She attended SDSU and Oklahoma Wesleyan University studying biology. Jennifer enjoys cooking, gardening and volunteering at MAES. She lives in Morris with her husband and their three children.
Mercy Stout is our Office Manager which covers quite a range of duties. A very important part of her position is being our Horizontal Grandeur Coordinator. She is responsible for obtaining the pieces, having them juried and seeing that the show gets hung correctly and appropriately. She is the editor/publisher of the museum newsletter and works with our former director on the Hall of Honor presentations. Her expertise in social networking and her creativity with assignments has made her a real asset to the museum. Mercy grew up in Morris and graduated from Morris High School. She enjoys running, reading, spending time with her family and painting. Mercy lives in Morris with her husband and their four children.