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.
Awards and Professional Certifications:
Outstanding Individual Achievement, Ohio Local History Alliance (2015)
Tom Young, Facilities Manager
Tom has served as the facilities manager for the museum since 2022. In this role, he has implemented new maintenance routines and inspections while significantly improving the general appearance of the facility.
Young has served as a councilman on Loudonville Village council for over 10 years, and is a retired permit coordinator with H&H Custom Homes.
Denny Campbell, Workman Cabin Manager
Denny has served as the Cabin Manager since 2022, helping recruit a team of historical reenactors and interpreters to provide tours and discuss the role of the c. 1838 Workman Cabin in local history, as well as the general way of life for settlers on the Ohio frontier.
Campbell is retired from the Air National Guard, and has founded multiple non-profit organizations to educate and support physically handicapped veterans and hunters. Passionate about living history, he participates in numerous eras of historical reenactment primarily focused on late 1700s and early 1800s.