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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 or call 812-332-2517.


Hilary Fleck – Curator

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 a 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 son, Ian, and daughter, Emma.

Hilary can be reached by email at 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 or call 812-332-2517 ext. 5.

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 or or call 812-332-2517 ext. 2.


Gabby Krieble – Assistant Curator

A Hoosier since birth, Gabby has been a Bloomington resident since she first came to pursue her undergraduate degree in American Studies in 2015. She has since earned an additional M.A./M.L.S. dual degree in Art History and Library Science from IU. Outside of work, Gabby enjoys gardening, cooking, thrifting, traveling, and hanging out with her partner, Ben, and their cats, Eloise and Rigatoni.

Gabby can be reached by email at or call 812-332-2517 ext. 7.


Educator – Coming Soon