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Pilgrim in the Cloud of Witnesses room

David Pilgrim, Founder and Curator

In his role as curator, Dr. Pilgrim is responsible for the following:

    • Collecting the objects to be housed in the Museum.
    • Devising ways to exhibit and interpret the Museums objects.
    • Creating traveling exhibits;
    • Working with museum staff to maintain and protect the Museum's objects;
    • Working with museum staff to keep track of inventory;
    • And, educating the public about the objects and publicizing their existence.

Contact Dr. Pilgrim: pilgrimd@ferris.edu

(231) 591-3946

Lisa Kemmis

Lisa Kemmis, Museum Assistant

Lisa Kemmis has served as the Museum assistant since 2010. Ms. Kemmis primary responsibilities are:

    • Initial contact person for all Museum business.
    • Scheduling of all group tours.
    • Scheduling for the Museum's traveling exhibits.
    • Processing monetary and artifact donations.
    • Docent.
    • Office administration duties.

Contact Lisa Kemmis: jimcrowmuseum@ferris.edu

(231) 591-5873

Diane Cleland

Diane Cleland, Museum Docent

Diane Cleland has served as the Museum docent since January 2016. Ms. Cleland is responsible for:

    • Primary Docent for walk-in and group tours during open hours.
    • Assists in management and preservation of artifacts.
    • Various office duties and research.

Contact Diane Cleland: DianeCleland@ferris.edu

(231) 591-5873

Franklin Hughes

Franklin Hughes, Videographer/Multimedia

Franklin Hughes joined the Jim Crow Museum staff in the fall of 2011. Mr. Hughes is responsible for:

    • The audio and video content of the New Jim Crow Museum.
    • Redesign of the Jim Crow Museum web site with Ted Halm.
    • Creating video content for use in the museum and for promotions.

Contact Franklin Hughes:hughesf@ferris.edu

(231) 591-3970


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