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
Ms. Carrie Sauter, Board Member
Elementary School Educator, Science Center Parent Enrichment Council President and School Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Jennifer Lersten, Administrative Assistant
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.
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