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museum executive director

Cynthia Ann Sutton, museum executive director. Grantee Illinois State Board Education, since 1996, Illinois Department Commerce and Community Affairs, 1994-1996, Illinois Humanities Council, 1994, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1994-1995, Illinois History Preservation Agency, 1993-1994., National Trust for History Preservation, 1994.


Sutton, Cynthia Ann was born on October 27, 1950 in Burlington, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Roger W. and M. Jean (Ollis) Gittings.


AS in chemistry, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1987. Bachelor in History magna cum laude, Western Illinois University, 1989. Master of Arts in History, Western Illinois University, 1994.


Adjunct instructor Carl Sandburg College, Carthage, Illinois, 1990-1991. Archivist Illinois Reg. Archives/Illinois State Archives, Springfield, 1990-1991.

Project archivist National Science Foundation, Kampsville, Illinois, 1992. Program manager Center for American Archaeology, 1992, collections program director, 1992-1995, director public outreach, 1995-1998, executive director, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (series) Civil Aeronautics Administration Press, since 1996. Author indexes. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Associate member McCully Heritage Project, Kampsville, since 1996. Member American Association for State and Local History, Midwest Museum Conference, Illinois State History Society, Illinois Association Museum (regional director since 1995), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta.


Married James A. Sutton, June 2, 1969 (divorced 1979). Children: Samantha Dyan, Jillian Jean.

Roger W. Gittings

M. Jean (Ollis) Gittings

James A. Sutton

Samantha Dyan Sutton

Jillian Jean Sutton