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Museum director

Deborah Cope Barker, museum director. Co-chair 125th Anniversary of Ottawa Committee, 1989; board directors Kansas Sampler Festival, since 1999, Santa Fe Trail Council of Girl Scouts, 1991-1994. Member Kansas Museum Association, American Association for State and Local History, Kansas State History Society.

Background

Barker, Deborah Cope was born on January 14, 1951 in Winfield, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Charles Warren and Alicemahree Meade Cope.

Education

Bachelor, University Colorado, 1975. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1977.

Career

Assistant instructor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1977-1980. Communications director Kansas Arts Commission, Topeka, 1981. Adjunct instructor Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1982.

Administrator Ottawa (Kansas) Community Arts Council, 1984-1990. Director Franklin County History Society, Ottawa, since 1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: Pictorial History of Ottawa, 1997, History of Franklin County, Kansas, 1993. Co-author: (driving guide) Driving Tour of Franklin County, 1995-1996.

Membership

Co-chair 125th Anniversary of Ottawa Committee, 1989. Board directors Kansas Sampler Festival, since 1999, Santa Fe Trail Council of Girl Scouts, 1991-1994. Member Kansas Museum Association, American Association for State and Local History, Kansas State History Society.

Connections

Married Wendell John Barker, May 30, 1976 (divorced August 1995). 1 child, Elizabeth Lynn.

father:
Charles Warren

mother:
Alicemahree Meade Cope

spouse:
Wendell John Barker

child:
Elizabeth Lynn Barker