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Samuel Joseph Wegner, museum executive.


Wegner, Samuel Joseph was born on August 27, 1952 in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. Son of Albert Henry and Eleanor Esther (Wright) Wegner.


Bachelor, University Arizona, 1973. Master of Arts, University Idaho, 1975.


Curator, Mansion Museum-Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1975-1976;curator of education, State History Society Wisconsin, Madison, 1976-1978;assistant superintendent Region I, Missouri Department National Resources, Brookfield, 1978-1985;director operations, Southern Oregon History Society, Jacksonville, Oregon, 1985-1987;executive director, Southern Oregon History Society, Medford, Oregon, 1987-1996;deputy executive director, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1996-1998;superintendent, State History Society North Dakota, Bismarck, since 1998. Member National Advisory Committee Common Agenda for History Museum, 1990-1992, National Advisory Committee Philadelphia Documentation Project for Common Agenda, 1989-1991. Chairman.Region 11 American Association State and Local History Awards Program, 1989-1990,chairman Oregon State chapter, 1987-1988.

Chairman Western Region Association LivingHistory Farms and Agricultural Museum, 1986-1987. Member American Association Museum Ad Hoc Committee for History Sites and Museum in Parks, 1984-1985.


Member advisory committee Medford (Oregon) Visiting and Convention Bureau, 1988-1996. Board directors Oregon Trail Coordinating Council, 1994-1996, Southern Oregon Visitors Association, 1995-1996. Board directors, coordinator Applegate Trail Coalition, 1993-1996.

Member Jacksonville Transportation Committee, 1993-1995. Member American Association Museum, National Trust for History Preservation, Oregon Museum Association, Rotary.


Married Linda Louise Talley, May 27, 1972. Children: Ethan, Elena.

Albert Henry Wegner

Eleanor Esther (Wright) Wegner

Linda Louise Talley

Ethan Wegner

Elena Wegner