We are the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Memorial Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation dedicated to telling the story of America’s Father of Modern Horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. The Museum is maintained by the City of South Haven and is governed by the Board of Trustees.

           

Mr. Daniel Williamson, Chair
Previously company co-founder, President, CEO & Chair Retired Environmental Entrepreneur - Municipal & Industrial Wastewater, Agricultural & Fundraising

 

Mr. Kent Johnson, Vice Chair
Retired Teacher, Secondary Education

 

Ms. Anne Long, Secretary

Retired, Primary & Secondary Education 
 

Ms. Joan Hiddema, Treasurer
Retired Dental Office Manager and Computer programmer/support, Network Analyst

         

Mr. Jeff Arnold, City of South Haven Representative

Educator, South Haven Public Schools, Director of the Integrated Learning Center

 

Mr. Mark Thomas, Board Member
Retired, MSU Ext Professor Emeritus, Community and Economic Development Educator

Ms. Beth Clawson, Board Member
MSU Ext Educator, MI Environmentalist & Naturalist Program Coordinator
www.canr.msu.edu/people/beth_clawson

Museum Staff

Jennifer Lersten, Administrative Assistant

Robin Reva, Artist in Residence

Bailey's Budding Natiralists
Bailey's Budding Natiralists

Summer Youth Camp

Bailey's Budding Naturalists
Bailey's Budding Naturalists

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Bailey's Budding Natiralists
Bailey's Budding Natiralists

Summer Youth Camp

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The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum board focuses upon its mission: To educate others about Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, and in doing so, celebrate his life, his work, his philosophy, and his legacy.

This mission is realized through a variety of programs that honor Dr. Bailey’s significant works as a rural sociologist, educator, scientist, author, nature advocate, world traveler and horticulturist. The museum also houses a large collection of Bailey’s written works, personal papers and ephemera that is available for research.