About Us

Douglas County Historical Society’s (DCHS) mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and care for the institution’s collections pertaining to the history of Douglas County including the General Crook House Museum.

Interim Executive Director

Whitney West, J.D.

Whitney grew up in Omaha and completed her B.A. at New York University, where she studied politics, journalism, French, and art history. She went on to attend the University of Iowa College of Law and has worked as a corporate attorney within the healthcare and nonprofit industries for more than a decade. A long-time DCHS volunteer and former Board member, Whitney is passionate about local history and our Douglas County community.

Outside of work, Whitney enjoys traveling; spending time with her husband, James, and their dog, Barry; and playing tennis.







Teacher: History and Appreciation of Antiques
Pat Pixley


Board of Directors

Board of Directors

George Martin III
Kathy Gross
Cindy Hadsell
Past President
Harold Pharoah
Members at Large

Phyllis Choat

Chris Giitter


Susie Phillips

Emeritus Member

Bryan Zimmer

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