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Director – Daniel Schlegel, Jr.

Daniel has been interested in museums for longer than he can remember. He worked in museums in Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and now Indiana. Through the museums, he picked up essential life skills such as running a 1930s print shop, riding a high wheel bike, identifying rocks and minerals, and hanging artwork. He has a Bachelors in History concentration in Museums and a minor in Anthropology from Kent State University (2004) and a Masters in Public History from Wright State University (2009) and an accumulated 20 years of museum experience from history and earth science museums and archives. He is very excited about starting to work at the Monroe County History Center. Aside from museums, he enjoys reading, hiking, biking, backpacking, and generally being outside.

Daniel can be reached by email at director@monroehistory.org or call 812-332-2517 ext. 1.

 

Hilary Fleck – Collections Manager

Born and raised in Jasper, IN, Hilary’s love for history began early on as a high school student volunteer for the Dubois County Museum. Since then, it’s been hard to keep her out of museums and museum work. After graduating from IU with a Master’s Degree in Art History, she ventured the few short blocks west to the Monroe County History Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drinking lots of tea, and spending time with her husband, Ross, and their 3-year-old son, Ian, and infant daughter, Emma.

Hilary can be reached by email at collection@monroehistory.org or call 812-332-2517 ext. 6.

 

 

Megan MacDonald – Research Library Manager

Megan came to Bloomington in 2005 to get a Masters of Library Science with the intention of moving away upon completion yet she’s still here! After graduation she went on to be an archivist at IU for the Liberian Collections and then the Black Film Center/Archives. When she’s not at work she spends her time cooking way too much food, riding her bike around town, and thrifting.

Megan can be reached by email at library@monroehistory.org or call 812-332-2517 ext. 4.

Justin Robertson – Office Manager

Justin is a Bloomington native who is passionate about Monroe County history. He even interned and volunteered at the History Center while studying anthropology at IU. Justin joined the History Center in 2021 after 18 years with Rockman, et al. When not at the History Center immersed in all things Monroe County, he enjoys hikes with his dog Teddy Roosevelt, traveling, antiquing, and performing with local theatre and radio groups.

Justin can be reached by email at office@monroehistory.org or membership@monroehistory.org or call 812-332-2517 ext. 3.

 

Andrea Hadsell – Education Manager

Andrea is the Education Manager at the History Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University and a Masters of Science degree in Arts Management and Administration from the University of Oregon. Her experiences in museums cover a variety of collections and programs from both Indiana and Oregon, and her love of sharing stories of life, culture, and history continues to grow as a part of the Monroe County History Center. Andrea is a big fan of the steampunk subculture which retells history with a science fiction twist.

Andrea can be reached by email at education@monroehistory.org or volunteers@monroehistory.org or call 812-332-2517 ext. 2. 

 

A.J. Gianopoulos – Exhibits Manager

Ignited by weekend family trips to historic sites and Civil War battlefields, A.J. has had a love of history from an early age. But a trip to Rome, Italy after his freshmen year of high school set him on the path to work in museums. He earned a BA in Art History from Ohio University (2012) and received a MA in Art History from the University of Cincinnati (2015). After working as the curator of the Wetzel County Museum in New Martinsville, West Virginia, A.J. returned to his home state in 2017. When not at the museum, he can often be found playing golf or sipping a glass of vino.

A. J. can be reached by email at exhibitdesign@monroehistory.org or call 812-332-2517 ext. 5.

 

 

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