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Lynnita Jean Brown

Lynnita Jean Brown, small business owner, museum administrator. Named Tuscolian of Year, Chamber of Commerce, Illinois, 1993. Board directors Illinois St. Genealogical Society, Springfield, member; Member of Museum Association Douglas County (board member, founder), Korean War Veterans Association (associate), Tuscola Women's Club.

Background

  • Brown, Lynnita Jean was born on November 1, 1950 in Downing, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Florin and Norma Jean Aldridge.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in History, Parkland Community College, 1982. Bachelor in United States History cum laude, Eastern Illinois University, 1986. Master of Arts in United States History, Eastern Illinois University, 1988.

      Attended, University Illinois.

    Career

    • Administrator Douglas County Museum, Tuscola, Illinois, since 1988. Founder, Chief Executive Officer Korean War Educator, since 2000. Co-owner Aldridge's, since 2004.

      Research assistant Illinois State Museum, 1987. Supervisor summer field workers, 1988—1990. Graduate assistant World Heritage Museum, University Illinois, 1989—1991, personal assistant to director, 1993, 94, 95.

      Computer workshop attendee.

    Works

    • Editor: (newsletter) Cabin Chatter, 1984—2004. Contributor articles to professional journals in field.

    Membership

    Board directors Illinois St. Genealogical Society, Springfield, member. Member of Museum Association Douglas County (board member, founder), Korean War Veterans Association (associate), Tuscola Women's Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Quilting, history.

    Connections

    • Married Dale Holmes Brown, September 3, 2001. 1 child Celena Jean Sommer;36 foster children.
    • father: Florin Aldridge
    • mother: Norma Jean Aldridge
    • spouse: Dale Holmes Brown
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    Born November 1, 1950
    (age 66)
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    • 1982
      Parkland Community College
    • 1986
      Eastern Illinois University
    • 1988
      Eastern Illinois University
    • 1988
      Administrator, Douglas County Museum
      Tuscola, Illinois, United States
    • 2004
      co-owner Aldridge's

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