ABOUT

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.

TEAM
Lisa Eddy

CURATOR

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. 

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Kathy Cridlebaugh

SECRETARY​

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 Walljasper

PRESIDENT

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 Morgan

TREASURER​

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 Cridlebaugh

VICE PRESIDENT

 

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

Gary Craver
Kathy Cridlebaugh

George Eddy

Scott Jackson

Rodger Kaster

David Kauzlarich

Cathy Knorr

Judy Lamb

Dr. Brad McConville

Susan McDanel

Steve Morgan

Dana Moritz

Scott Palmer

Debbie Robinson

Rick Sharp

Randy Walker

Dan Wilson