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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

County Board

DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation Board


DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation Board Website


Name: Michelle Podkowa
Title: Museum Manager and Educator
Address: 102 E Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-510-4956


102 E Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL 60187


The DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation partners with the Wheaton Park District to fundraise and advocate for the DuPage County Historical Museum. The DuPage County Historical Museum offers patrons a variety of exhibits, programs, and services, including reproductions and historical research aid. View agendas and minutes.

Meeting Schedule

The DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.


4 years

Appointed By

Six Trustees are appointed by the County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board.  Six Trustees are appointed by the Wheaton Park District board.  The Executive Director of the Wheaton Park District is also a member of the board.  The Foundation Board has the option to appoint its own Trustee if desired.




Ideal applicants are residents of DuPage County.


13-14 trustees


President David Thiel


NameFirst Date of Appt.Current Term ExpiresPosition
Melody Coleman02/26/201902/28/2023Trustee (County)
Troy Rodman02/15/201702/28/2025Trustee (PD)
Bob Jacobsen04/13/200404/30/2024Trustee (County)
Michael Benard04/13/2010 N/A Executive Director (PD)
Donald Puchalski04/13/201004/30/2022Trustee (County)
Samantha Bauman11/15/201711/30/2021Trustee (PD)
David Thiel02/15/201702/28/2025President (PD)
Emily Doyle 10/16/201910/31/2023Trustee (PD)
Marty Keller02/15/201702/28/2025Vice-President (PD)
Philip Buchanan09/08/202009/30/2024Trustee (County)
Glennette Turner06/14/202204/30/2026Trustee (County)
Karen Bushy05/24/202204/30/2026Trustee (County)
Dan Wagner03/01/202103/01/2025Trustee (Foundation Board Appointment)

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