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Cheryl Lynn Kennedy

museum director

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. Advising committee Champaign-Urbana Convention and Visitors Bureau. Member Midwest Museum Council, American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History Museum, Illinois Association Museum (past president, advocacy chair), Illinois Heritage Association, Illinois State History Society, Champaign County History Society, National Quilt Association, American Quilt Society, Antique Quilt Study Group, Quilt Conservancy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: quilting, women's history, walking.

Connections

Children: Kurt Alan, Kimberly Annual.

father:
Paul Louis Wieburg

mother:
Ann Marie (Bingham) Wieburg

children:
Kurt Alan Kennedy

Kimberly Annual Kennedy