Reno County Museum Staff




  • Henry Platts
  • Museums Manager




  • Thomas Walters
  • Collections Specialist

Volunteer Staff

Our Volunteers are Awesome!

We could not do it without them! Our volunteers are what keep things moving forward at the Reno County Museum! They volunteer their time to assist with cataloging artifacts, placing things in storage, operating our front desk, and being a part of museum events. They each bring something unique and wonderful to the Reno County Museum and are always a joy to work with!

Joanne Wiegert

Joanne likes reading, art, gardening and doing creative projects. She volunteers her time to catalog artifacts, build exhibits, and even to repair some of the well-loved toys in the Oodleplex from time to time. Joanne also regularly volunteers to help at museum events. She has also done a lot of work to help us plan and put together our Hello Dolly! program.

Lou Albildgaard

Lou likes local history, miniatures, and collecting. Her amazing Daffy Duck collection is currently on display in the Reno County Museum’s “My Crazy Collection! exhibit. Lou volunteers her time to catalog artifacts and assist our curatorial department with object worksheets.

Sam Wilson

Sam likes history, space exploration, and studying museum works. She volunteers her time to build exhibits, catalog artifacts, and is interested in learning and assisting with the needs of our curatorial department. 

LaVerne Gray

Laverne likes helping others and spending time with her grandson. She volunteers her time at the museum to operate the front desk during event, which are usually after hours. She also likes to give us a hand with our adult events such as book signings, Weird Tasteless and Freaky, and our public Ghost Hunts. 

Trudy Lingle

Trudy has been volunteering with the museum for a long time. She has repaired many books for us, including books available in our research library.  

 Austin Denney

Austin has been digitizing our photo collection and cataloging new artifacts. Austin enjoys learning the digitizing process and we are glad to have his help! 

Joann Burckhart

Joann volunteered with us through the summer of 2017. she helped us make a lot of progress accessioning new artifacts into our collection. Thank you Joann! 

 Linda Seeger

Linda has been with us for over a year as part of the SER program. She greets visitors at our front desk during the week and helps with various projects. She has a great personality and engages with our visitors every day

Maria Alvarez

Maria is a great addition to our front desk team. Maria is participating in an internship program and has been taking on many new projects in addition to running our front desk in the mornings. 



  • Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Sun. & Mon.
  • Phone: 620-662-1184


  • Donations Welcome


  • 100 S. Walnut Street
  • Avenue A & Walnut
  • Hutchinson, Kansas