Museum Board Members:

Robert Berger, President
Jacomien Mars, Vice-President
Kenneth L. Schuster, Secretary
David Hubert, Treasurer

Andrew Cope
Adrienne B. Mars
Edwin Hammond Meredith
Father Peter J. Powell
Joan F. Wallick
Isabel T. Wallop


The Brinton Museum’s National Advisory Council, formed in 2014, currently has twenty-seven active, two ex-officio and two honorary members, representing over twenty states and three foreign countries.

President: Isabel T. Wallop
Honorary Members: Jeanie Carnarvon & Joan Skewes-Cox Malone
Current Members:
Terry Ankeny, Terri Baas, Jerry Berger, Robert Berger (ex officio), Rosie Berger, Thomas E. Bernard, Edward Campbell III, Marion R. Cato, Betsy Denison, Jane A. Ferril, Hilary Goodwin, Kendall Hartman, Gillian Johnston, Summerfield K. Johnston, Jr., Lloyd Kelly, Jacomien Mars, Kevin M. McMahon, Susan Miller, Anne Pendergast, Gerald Peters, Heather Plank, Bill Rader, Bill Ruprecht, Kenneth L. Schuster (ex officio), Jerry Sheldon, Jason Stevenson, Celia Wallace, Loran White, Charles Whiton.


The Brinton Museum’s newly inaugurated American Indian Advisory Council (2015) consists of eleven highly respected members from the Apsaalooke-Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Lakota and Navajo Nations.

Council Members:

Apsaalooke – Crow Nation:
Thomas M. Yellowtail
Vernon Whiteman

Northern Cheyenne Nation:
Wallace Bearchum
Linwood Tallbull

Lakota Nation:
Richard Broken Nose
Craig Howe

Representatives at Large:
Vivian Arviso, Navajo Nation
Rhonda Holy Bear, Cheyenne River Lakota Nation
Norma Robertson, Sisseton Dakota Nation
Mardell Hogan Plainfeather, Apsaalooke – Crow Nation

Board Liaison:
Father Peter J. Powell
Foundation for the Preservation of American Indian Art and Culture

Portrait of Forrest E. Mars, Jr. by Everett Raymond Kinstler
Portrait of Forrest E. Mars, Jr. by Everett Raymond Kinstler

Mr. Mars served as the first President of The Brinton Museum Board until his passing on July 26, 2016 and was posthumously awarded the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award for 2016 on February 3, 2017.

The video produced by the Wyoming Arts Council can be accessed HERE.


“Dearest Brinton Family, By now most of you are aware of the passing of our dear friend and most ardent patron Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Indeed Forrest was a true citizen of the world and could have lived in any corner of it, but Big Horn, WY was his home, and he was a proud and active member of our community as witnessed by his many gifts to the numerous public efforts around Sheridan County, not the least of which was made to this institution. We say farewell to our beloved friend and neighbor with sad hearts but with the enduring memory of a kind and generous man who enjoyed helping worthy causes, not for the glory, nor for the honor, but for the enduring benefit they bring the community.

Kenneth L. Schuster

Director & Chief Curator of The Brinton Museum Big Horn, WY, August 1, 2016