Museum Staff


Anna Pivoras

Executive Director/Rental Manager

Anna came to the Boone County Historical Museum in January 2015 as the Executive Director, she earned an Associate’s Degree from Kishwaukee College, then went on to NIU in 2007. At NIU, she studied Physical Anthropology and Museum Studies, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2010. Anna is in charge of overseeing the daily operations of the museum and provides oversight and management for the Historical Society.


Leah Bush

Volunteer Programs Manager/Curator of Collections

Leah first became involved in the Boone County Historical Museum in early 2016. It was during that time that she fell in love with the museum and the community. She is an NIU graduate of History with a minor in Anthropology, and an emphasis in Museum Studies. She is responsible for duties relating to the archives, including accessioning and processing. She also coordinates the volunteers and assists patrons with research.


liz powell

Administrative Assistant

Liz is responsible for answers the phones, greeting visitors, and is currently working hard on organizing our Research Room for the public.


art Swanson

Maintenance Manager

Art is responsible for the building and facility maintenance of the museum, exhibit fabrication, and event preparation. When he is not working with us, he spends hist time as a Boy Scout leader, a Masons member and a husband and father.