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
Ms. Joan Hiddema, Treasurer
Retired Dental Office Manager and Computer programmer/support, Network Analyst
Ms. Wendi Onuki, City of South Haven Representative
Wendi Onuki has a background in journalism and communications and previously worked as an English-as-a-second-language teacher in Japan. Executive director of the Forever Curious Children's Museum.
Ms. Cheyenne Sloan, Board Member
Cheyenne serves District 13 as the Michigan State University Extension Blueberry and Small Fruit Educator. Her interests include: soil health, soil organic matter, perennial crop system soil management, and small fruit fertility
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
Ms. Lia Will, Board Member
Administrative Associate Van Buren Conservation District, Deputy Clerk Almena Township. Master Gardner.
Ms. Robin Reva, Board Member
Retired teacher primary and secondary education, artist.
Ms. Sondra Sutton, Board Member
Former SHPS/VBISD Lead Teacher for the Ram Start Preschool pilot program. Former Educational Programming /Bailey's Budding Naturalists Coordinator.
Jennifer Lersten, Administrative Assistant
Ashleigh Bomgaars, Local Social Media Contractor
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.
Summer Youth Camp
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