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Geneva History Museum names Zollers as historian emeritus

The Geneva History Museum named Mick Zollers (center) as its new historian emeritus. Zollers is pictured with (from left) Museum Technician Gayle Meers, Museum Educator Heidi Howlett and Executive Director Terry Emma.
The Geneva History Museum named Mick Zollers (center) as its new historian emeritus. Zollers is pictured with (from left) Museum Technician Gayle Meers, Museum Educator Heidi Howlett and Executive Director Terry Emma.

GENEVA – The Geneva History Museum announced in a news release that Mick Zollers was named historian emeritus by a unanimous vote of the museum’s board of directors.

The title is an honorary perpetual status of founders or individuals of distinction who have moved the organization forward, the release stated.

Zollers grew up in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School in 1956, the release stated.

Zollers has been a volunteer in the museum’s archives since 2000, sharing his knowledge of how to read abstracts and land records to assist with research and requests from the community, the release stated.

“I enjoy working with people here,” Zollers stated in the release. “The big plus is the unlimited research information the museum has in its archives.”

Zollers’ work with the museum has benefited the community as well.

“Mick’s longtime dedication to the museum, his numerous hours contributing to property research and knowledge of Geneva has helped the museum award bronze plaques to more than 100 buildings,” Geneva History Museum Board President Glorianne Campbell stated in the release.

Previous historian emerita of the museum now include Margaret Allen, Alden Odt, Merritt King, Jamie Daniel and Gloria Cregier Emma, the release stated.

Information about the museum is available by calling 630-232-4951 or by visiting www.genevahistorymuseum.org.

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