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Board of Trustees

Operated by volunteers and an Executive Director, the Heritage Museum is owned by the City of Starkville. It receives operating funds from the City of Starkville and from the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. Funding is augmented by contributions from the Friends of the Museum, from grants, and from visitors’ donations. Day-to-day operations are under the authority of a Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the city and the county. The museum trustees make the decisions involving the museum’s operation.

Museum Board of Trustees:

  • Cory Gallo – Board Chair

  • Scott Willard – Board Vice Chair and Special Exhibits

  • Robbie Black – Treasurer

  • Karol Peyton – Secretary

  • Georgia Lindley – Programs and Volunteers

  • Joan Wilson – Programs and Volunteers

  • Suzanne Powney – Displays and Exhibits

  • Marty Sparrow - Accessions

  • Joe Street – Grounds and Facilities

In 2023, the Board hired their first Executive Director for the Museum.

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