2011-11-18 / On Second Thought


In the November 18, 2011, edition, the story Museum founder honored by Albion College by Warner M. Montgomery inferred that David Sennema was the “Founder” of the State Museum. Guy Lipscomb was the real founder, having been chairman of the State Museum Commission from inception through the opening. Lipscomb hired Sennema as museum director when the first director they had hired didn’t work out. Lipscomb was involved every step of the way and was key in working with Governor Riley who negotiated the gift of the mill building to the state.

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