Museum Board Members:

Sam J. Scott, President
David Hubert, Vice-President
Thomas Thompson, Treasurer
Thomas Bernard, Secretary
Wallace Bear Chum
Robert Berger
Ceci Butler
Leslie Johnston
Jacomien Mars
Edwin T. Meredith IV
Joan F. Wallick

ex officio:
Kendra Heimbuck, Executive Director

The Brinton Museum’s National Advisory Council, formed in 2014, currently has twenty-five active and four ex-officio members, representing over twenty states.

President: Ceci Butler
Vice-President: Bruce Garber
Secretary: Loran White
Ex officio: Robert Berger, David Hubert, Kendra Heimbuck, Ken Schuster

Current Members:
Rosie Berger, Thomas Bernard (past president), Tracy Boyle, Jack Caldwell, Rhonda Jo Conner, Betsy Denison, Hilary Goodwin, Doug Gouge, David Hummel, Lloyd Kelly, Beverly Kleiber Palmer, Doug Moomey, Gerald P. Peters, Rick Porter, Bill Rader, Jerry Sheldon, Andrew Smith, Isabel Wallop (past president), Paul Wallop, Priscilla Welles, Janet Wilson, and Chance Wright.

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

Council Members:

Apsáalooke – Crow Nation:
Thomas M. Yellowtail
Vernon Whiteman

Northern Cheyenne Nation:
Wallace Bear Chum
Linwood TallBull

Lakota Nation:
Craig Howe

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

Board Liaison:
Wallace Bear Chum

Past 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.