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Cynthia Ann Sutton

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.

Background

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

Education

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.

Career

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.

Works

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

Membership

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.

Connections

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