New Staff at Brown County Historical Society
BCHS Marnie Leist Amber Bentler

The Brown County Historical Society has a new Director and a new Programs Development Officer, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by recently to welcome them!  Marnie Leist is the new Director.  An Ohio native, Marnie comes to New Ulm with her daughter Abigail (in 6th grade) from Kodiak, Alaska.  For the past 11 years she has been director at a tribal museum there.  Amber Bentler is the new Programs Development Officer.  She is originally from Coon Rapids, but has lived in the New Ulm area for the past 10 years.  Most recently, she has been the site manager at Fort Ridgely Historic Site.  Marnie and Amber have many plans for the Museum, including focusing on community involvement, remodeling of some exhibit spaces, and expanding the gift shop.  Welcome, Marnie and Amber!

In the photo are: Jan DeLeo, Sid’s Signs on Broadway; Marnie Leist and Amber Bentler, Brown County Historical Society; Pam Kitzberger, Oak Hills Living Center.