Local History is in Good Hands
The CRF Museum is a nationally recognized museum led by award-winning staff, and supported by award-winning volunteers. We are committed to ensuring and surpassing national museum standards and best practices, because we know that local history matters.
The American Alliance of Museums recognized the CRF Museum for the verification of core documents including an educational mission statement, institutional code of ethics, strategic institutional plan, disaster preparedness & emergency response plan, and collection management policy.
The American Association for State & Local History has acknowledged the completion of thirteen certificates in the Standards for Excellence Program in the fields of Mission, Vision & Governance, Audience, Interpretation, Stewardship of Collections, Stewardship of Historic Structures, and Management. STEPS is a self-assessed program.
Support for the CRF Museum has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Kenny Libben, Curator
Kenny began as Assistant Curator in 2010 before being named Curator in 2011. Under his direction, the museum experienced incredible growth and quickly became a landmark organization in the community. He serves on the board of the International Council of Museums' International Committee for Regional Museums (ICOM-ICR), and also serves on and consults for a number of local, community-focused non-profit organizations.
Outstanding Individual Achievement, Ohio Local History Alliance (2015)
Jeanne Griffin, Head Docent
Jeanne has tirelessly volunteered at the CRF Museum since 2012, and quickly became the favorite tour guide for numerous visitors over the years. She is passionate about local history and an ardent supporter of the museum, as well as a powerful recruiter for the museum's Volunteer Corps. She serves as the museum's Head Docent as well as Volunteer Coordinator. She is a past president of the board, and currently serves as the treasurer.
Betty Bryan Volunteer of the Year, Ohio Museum Association (2021)
John & Alice Schopfer, Cabin Managers
John & Alice Schopfer have served as the managers of the historic Workman Cabin for nearly three decades, handling educational tours as well as regular inspections and maintenance. In addition to their cabin duties, both serve in the museum's Volunteer Corps. Alice also heads the textile committee, providing her expertise as a seamstress to assist in the conservation of clothing and other textiles in the museum's collection.
Outstanding Individual Achievement, Ohio Local History Alliance (2020)