Cam Erickson is our Executive Director. She grew up on a small farm near Hewitt, MN. Cam attended Fergus Falls Community College and earned an Associate of Arts degree, and then a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Studies/History. She taught in elementary schools for 11 years then decided to change career paths and follow a dream of owning a business in 2006. She and her sister opened “Thistleberry”, a home décor/gift shop that was open seasonally for 9 years in Motley, MN. Cam moved the business to Amboy in 2015 where it became “Thistleberry Boutique”, fashion and accessories. It thrived there for 3 years, closing this past June. She moved to Morris over the summer when she married Deron Erickson. She has two amazing daughters.
Cam loves all things creative. Sewing, knitting/crocheting, biking, fishing, walking, shopping, exploring new towns (especially eating places), cooking and baking, having coffee with almost anyone, going to concerts and sporting events, watching Minnesota sports (even the disappointing games), and, yes, even driving grain cart for her husband.
Hannah King is our Curator/Researcher. She is responsible for the care of the objects and materials in the SCHS collections, plans and installs 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.
Office and Program Coordinator
Lori Kurpiers is our Office and Program Coordinator. She will welcome you when you first arrive and help you connect to the resources you need. Just like her title sounds, she coordinates our programs such as the Horizontal Grandeur art exhibit and Hall of Honor events, as well as creates our newsletters. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris where her studies included speech communication and studio art. She is a fiber artist who enjoys knitting, crocheting, quilting, and bookmaking. She lives in Morris with her family.
We currently have 25 volunteers that do various tasks and jobs, from stuffing envelopes to recording donations and memorials to helping set up for an event or holiday to research to helping organize the archives. We also have a High Tea Committee that is a full volunteer committee for our various events; they help plan menus, prepare the food, serve the food and help with the cleanup. Our volunteers are vital to our day to day running!
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