The Appanoose County Historical & Coal Mining Museum is owned and operated by the Appanoose County Historical Society in Centerville, Iowa. The main museum is located in the former Centerville, Iowa post office, a beautiful architectural gem built in 1903 that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historical Society also owns the old Appanoose County Jail & Sheriff's Residence, which is currently under renovation.
The Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.
Lisa has been the curator of the museum since 2006. A lifelong resident of Centerville, She was a computer technician for many years, but has turned her attention to sharing the stories of Appanoose County's past with the community and visitors to the museum.
Kathy is a life-long resident of Appanoose County, growing up in the Unionville/Udell area. She is one of the best volunteers in town, sharing her time and talents with many organizations.
Dave has spent his career in Appanoose County as a fisheries biologist at the Rathbun Fish Hatchery. He followed in his father-in-law Harold Heckman's footsteps into the board of the Appanoose County Historical Society and also spends time helping out with Centerville's Historic Preservation Corporation.
Kae is life-long Centerville resident who does a tremendous job as the secretary of the historical society. She, too, is a wonderful volunteer for her church, the Centerville Band program and many other events in the community.
Gary is one of Centerville's esteemed Citizens of the Year! He is a tireless volunteer for the Historical Society as well as many other organizations in the community. He is a retired postal worker who likes to let visitors know that he actually worked in the building when it was a post office!
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Brad McConville
Judy Lamb - Honorary Board Member