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Historical society tasks new director with developing relationships countywide

The Osage County Historical Society has hired a new programming director, Lynsay Flory.

OCHS program director Lynsay Flory

She has museum experience in Kansas, Montana and North Dakota. Her most recent post was at the Johnson County Museum, Overland Park, Kan. At Johnson County, she helped revamp children’s programs, garnering publicity for the museum and two education team awards. She also spearheaded the development of a new traveling trunk program, also award-winning.

Flory has a master’s degree in history from Wichita State University, and is currently working on her doctoral degree. Her working dissertation title is “Homegrown History,” illustrating some of the many ways everyday people create and use history in their own lives.

Flory joined the Osage County Historical Society in October 2021 and immediately began looking for ways to improve educational programming and visibility for OCHS. She is currently developing programming, pursing grant funding, and working towards stronger relationships with local museums and libraries for the betterment of all such organizations in Osage County.

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