About Us

We preserve and enliven historical insight in Douglas County, Nebraska.
Every person will appreciate that our past is present.
Executive Director


Research Specialist

Position currently not filled

Visitor Experience Coordinator

Position Currently Not Filled

Collections Coordinator

Position Currently Not Filled
Collections Assistants
Lisa Kammerer – Collections Assistant

Lisa grew up in Omaha, and she and her husband, Dan, are nearly done renovating the 113-year-old house they have lived in for the last 25 years. She has a BA in Distributed Studies: Art, English, and Psychology with a minor in French from Iowa State University and an MA in teaching from the College of Saint Mary. She is a former 8th grade language arts teacher and a perennial student of history. Lisa is also an illustrator and poet, doing her most whimsical work for the children’s market. She loves to garden, bake, spend time with friends and family, and travel with her husband. Her kids are all grown and, for the time being, following their dreams in Omaha.

Lisa considers it a privilege to be working with the collections at DCHS and especially enjoys discovering the stories connected to them. Her favorite part of building an exhibit is recounting history that many have forgotten or that they might not have even known.


Peg Alexander – Collections Assistant

Membership Associate
Position Currently Not Filled

Society Curator & Teacher: History and Appreciation of Antiques
Pat Pixley


Board of Directors

George Martin
Kathy Gross
Whitney West
Past President

Harold Pharoah

Members at Large

Phyllis Choat

Cindy Hadsell

Sheri Kanger

Kate Thomas

Whitney West


Susie Phillips, Crook House Guild President

Kathy Aultz, DCHS Executive Director

Emeritus Member

Bryan Zimmer