Mary Romero, Curator


Mary became an employee of the museum in 1990. She attended North Seattle Community College and Lewis-Clark State College. She has taken online Museum Studies since 2009 from Northern State Conservation Center of St. Paul, Minnesota. Mary’s daily work at the museum includes greeting and educating the public about our exhibits, maintaining the artifact, archive and photograph collection, which includes acquisitions, donor relations, collections care and management.


Mary is available for researchers who need assistance and is responsible for photo reproduction orders for the museum and/or researchers. Mary is always learning new information every day from our museum collection and those who walk through our doors. Her personal interests include reading, family history, gardening, art, horses and just living out in the country with her family on her 3rd generation homestead.


Hailey Laven, Development Coordinator

Hailey started an internship the Nez Perce County Historical Society during her undergraduate degree in 2015. She quickly transitioned into a Museum Assistant; a position which she held for nearly two years. After graduating with a History degree from Lewis-Clark State College in 2017 she moved up to Fairbanks, Alaska where she worked at the Fairbanks Children's Museum as a Development Associate for two years.


Excited to be back in the Lewis-Clark Valley, Hailey's looking forward to working in a history museum again and building connections in the community. Her favorite part about working at the Historical Society is meeting visitors, and helping them explore the Lewis-Clark Valley.  Her personal interests include traveling, period dramas, genealogy, sewing, reading, and selling vintage clothing on Etsy.

Melody Keith, Museum Assistant

Melody has been in customer service for over twenty years. She studied Business Management at Lewis-Clark State College from 2010-2012. 


Melody loves to spend her free time outside in her flower gardens and greenhouse, quilting/sewing, and spending time with friends and most importantly FAMILY.