The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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Board of Trustees & Staff

Merry Wives Club, circa 1910

Board of Trustees


Elizabeth Laval, President

Sayre Miller, Chair

Chris Woolf, Vice-Chair

Martin Ilic, Treasurer

Dan Adams, Secretary

Bill Chandler

Martin Ilic

Brad Jones

Amy Crow Lawrence

Robert Oliver

Chuck Rigsbee

Walter Smith

Brittany Strong


Honorary Trustee

Vincent Petrucci*

Legal Counsel

Chris Campbell

* In Memory



Elizabeth Laval - President

Candice Pendergrass - Event Director

Ruth Lang - Director of Education and Research

Barbara James Higgins - Membership Coordinator, Museum Store   

Katy Hogue - Archivist   

Erric Douglas - Tour Coordinator, Kearney Mansion Museum Staff

Lauryn Flores - Kearney Mansion Museum Weekend Staff

Amanda Welsh - Kearney Mansion Museum Weekend Staff

Dennis Scott - Building and Grounds

Last Updated Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 09:17 AM.