Director: David Pfeiffer
David attended Loyola University Chicago and received his Bachelor of Arts in History in 2007. He also had the opportunity to intern at the Museum of Science and Industry while attending Loyola. He then pursued a degree in Public History from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), receiving his Master of Arts in 2012, along with a Museum Studies certificate. While at IUPUI, he interned Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Museum, and the Chicago History Museum. After two years as an independent contractor for the Great Lakes Naval Museum in Great Lakes, IL, David has returned to Indiana.
Theresa in 3rd floor collectionCurator: Emily Spuhler
Emily was born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri with her Bachelor of Arts in History and an Anthropology Minor. After graduation Emily was accepted into the Historical Administration Program at Eastern Illinois University where she achieved her Master of Arts degree. She completed a 6 month full- time internship at the Missouri Civil War Museum, as part of her Master’s program, and then became the Museum’s Collection Assistant. Emily has also worked at the McClure Archives Museum as well as interned at the Missouri History Museum.
Genealogy Librarian: Linda Talley
Linda Kelly Talley was born in Johnson County, Indiana. She attended Greenwood Schools and graduated in 1967. Linda attended Indiana State University for 3 years and took a few classes at Franklin College while living in Franklin in the early 1970s. She began working at the Johnson County Museum of History as a volunteer and became the Genealogy Librarian in 1994.
Education Coordinator: Jane Hughey
Jane Hughey is a lifelong resident of Franklin. After graduating from Franklin Community High School, she attended the University of Evansville where I majored in history and minored in English. She received a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. Her goal was to become a high school history teacher. As it turned out, She spent 47 years teaching eighth grade language arts in the Franklin Community Schools.
As a teacher, She enjoyed her volunteer hours assisting Goldie Jones, the Education Coordinator, with the Time Travelers History Camp each July.
Along with students who were going into fourth grade or who had just finished fourth grade we explored Johnson County history. When her retirement from teaching and Goldie’s move to Wisconsin coincided, she became the Education Coordinator. At last Jane can teach history!
Museum Assistant: David Anderson
Dave graduated from the Herron School of Art and Design in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design. As native of Indianapolis, he has had the priviledge to work on projects with other organizations, such as the Indiana Historical Society, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Administrative Assistant: Terry Moore
(Tuesday – Thursday)
Terry has lived in Johnson County for 32 years. She has worked in education for 29 years with Perry Township, Franklin Township and Franklin Community Schools as a secretary to several directors. She is extremely service oriented; currently volunteering her time with Johnson Memorial Hospital, a local elementary and the museum before becoming a permanent staff member. Her sister, who has been a curator and husband who is an avid history buff encouraged her to become involved in the museum.