Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

  • Jan Berkson, President
  • Frances Hagemann (Ojibwe-Metis), Treasurer & Governance Chair
  • Jackie McGuire, Secretary
  • Steven Wheeler (Blackfeet), Collections Chair
  • Chuck Dickson
  • Sean Harte (Menominee)
  • Tom Laue
  • Jonathan MeDrano (Arapaho Shoshone)
  • Susan Salisbury, Past President
  • Eric Youngelman


The Mitchell Museum is staffed by a full-time Executive Director, a full-time Curator of Exhibits and Collections and three part-time Visitor Services staff. These staff positions are supported by dedicated interns, docents, and volunteers who assist in many areas of the museum’s operations.

  • Executive Director: Kathleen McDonald
  • Collections Manager and Visitor Services: Scarlett Engle
  • Education and Visitor Services: Ernest Whiteman III
  • Marketing Manager and Visitor Services: Melinda Leonard
  • Bookkeeper: Rachel Niemann

Council of Advisors

  • Tony Abeyta
  • Trish Barr
  • Sarabess & John J. Cahill
  • James P. DeNomie
  • Joseph Hagee
  • Lawrence R. Hamilton
  • Frederick Hoxie
  • William H. Linder
  • Glennis Lundberg
  • Carolyn McMahon
  • Joyce Niederman
  • Devon L. Pyle-Vowles
  • Norman Sandfield
  • Diane & Robert Teska
  • Eliot Waldman
  • Seth Weinberger
  • Cheryl Wollin

Honorary Council

  • Senator Daniel Biss
  • The Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl
  • The Honorable Lorraine Morton
  • The Honorable James C. Lytle


See Contact Us for more information.

Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers, seniors: $3.00
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE



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