The staff of the Haliburton Highlands Museum consists of the Director and the Curator, as well as a Museum Assistant during the summer months.
Our Director, Kate Butler, joined the museum staff in 2013 after working in a variety of positions in the heritage sector, including the National Museum of Ireland and City of Toronto Museums. She has studied at the University of Toronto, University College Dublin and Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Steve Hill, our Curator, is a graduate of Algonquin College who has worked with the museum’s collection for over 30 years.
The Glebe Park and Museum Committee, an advisory committee comprised of local stakeholders, serves a term concurrent with the four year term of Dysart el al.’s Council. The current committee is comprised of the following members:
- Chairperson – Jim Blake
- Councillor Nancy Wood-Roberts
- Councillor Tammy Donaldson
- Mike Darlington
- Thom Lambert
- Tom Nicholson
- Ted Brandon
- Joan Willhelm
- Tim Hagarty
- Museum Director Kate Butler
- Director of Parks and Recreation Andrew Wilbee
In addition, many volunteers devote time to the museum over the course of the year, carrying out a variety of tasks ranging from assisting with events and fundraisers to gardening and maintenance projects around our historic buildings. We are extremely lucky to have such an enthusiastic and dedicated team – we look forward to welcoming you to the museum soon!