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Lynnita Jean Brown

Museum administrator , small business owner

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Quilting, history.

Connections

Married Dale Holmes Brown, September 3, 2001. 1 child Celena Jean Sommer;36 foster children.