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Cheryl Lynn Kennedy

Cheryl Lynn Kennedy, museum director. Historian Methodist Local History Committee, Mahomet, 1984-1986; board directors Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, since 2006. Member American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History, Illinois Association Museum (past president, advocacy chair), Illinois Heritage Association, Champaign County History Society.

Background

  • Kennedy, Cheryl Lynn was born on November 25, 1946 in Pekin, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Paul Louis and Ann Marie (Bingham) Wieburg.

  • Education

    • Graduated from high school, Pekin, Illinois. Bachelor, Eastern Illinois University.

    Career

    • Principal, and professional quilter, Mahomet, Illinois, 1976-1981. Program coordinator Early American Museum, 1981-1985. Director Early American Museum Champaign County Forest Preserve, since 1986.

      Chairman Illinois Quilt Research Project Early American Museum and Land of Lincoln Quilt Association, since 1986, Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council, 2000-2003, member advisory committee AAM Museum Assessment Program, 2002-2006. Chair Champaign County Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, since 2008.

    Membership

    Historian Methodist Local History Committee, Mahomet, 1984-1986. Board directors Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, since 2006. Member American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History, Illinois Association Museum (past president, advocacy chair), Illinois Heritage Association, Champaign County History Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Quilting, women's history, walking, gardening.

    Connections

    • Children: Kurt Alan, Kimberly Annual.
    • father: Paul Louis Wieburg
    • mother: Ann Marie (Bingham) Wieburg
    • children: Kurt Alan Kennedy
    • Kimberly Annual Kennedy
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    Born November 25, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1976 - 1981
      Principal
      Mahomet, Illinois, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      program coordinator, Early American Museum
    • 1986
      director, Early American Museum Champaign County Forest Preserve