Meet Our Staff

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Conrad FroehlichDirector
Director of the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum since 1989, Froehlich holds a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology with a focus on Museum Studies from Miami University. Froehlich is honored to have served during important phases in the museum’s growth including the move to Chanute’s renovated depot, expansion of staffing and educational services, and development of important partnerships and licensing collaborations. In recognition of his work at the Safari Museum® the American Alliance of Museums awarded Froehlich its Nancy Hank Memorial Award for Professional Excellence (one of only 22 individual recipients since 1985). He is a past President of the Kansas Museums Association. Froehlich has served on national museum committees and is a presenter at professional conferences. Froehlich enjoys visiting with all guests, museum supporters, and Martin and Osa Johnson fans.
Jacquelyn Borgeson ZimmerCurator
Jacquelyn Borgeson Zimmer is curator emeritus (active) of the museum. Hired in 1995, she develops curriculum, conservation programs, and coordinates the Safari Film Festival. Jacquelyn curated a national touring exhibition based on the lives of explorers and filmmakers Martin and Osa Johnson and she remains the liaison between the museum and its sister museums in Burkina Faso, West Africa and in Sabah, Malaysia.  She has presented museum lecture programs across the US, in Chile, and in the Czech Republic. Jacquelyn is currently developing a newly donated 1890’s photograph collection by Elizabeth Burnaby Main Le Blond.  The museum has partnered with a heritage minded group in Le Blond’s home country and Jacquelyn attended and presented a program focused on the work of this pioneering female filmmaker at her former estate, The Burnaby, at Greystones, County Wicklow  Ireland in August 2013. With the year 2015 being the 75th anniversary of both the book and film versions of Osa Johnson’s I Married Adventure, Jacquelyn will be focused on Johnsonian-related events at the museum and conducting many speaking programs on the life and times of Martin and Osa Johnson.
<strong>Constance DeBarea</strong>Museum Store Manager
Constance has worked in our Store for several years as an SER-Jobs for Program Community-based non-profit organization. She was promoted to Store Manager in 2019. Constance is responsible for product selection and development of products that fits the mission of the museum for resale in the shop. Constance can be reached to assist in any customer questions at 620-431-2730 or email at

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    Board of Trustees

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    Alison Mih (President), Denise Hastings (Vice President), Garrett Sharp (Treasurer), Michelle Johnson (Secretary), Mindy Ayers, Jay Caldwell, Erin Falk, Samantha Gastineau, Martha McCoy, Rick Rutter, and Tricia Stogsdill.

    Honorary Trustees


    Jack Badal, Robert Ballard, Kevin Brownlow, M. Miller Davis & Ayden Mayeri, Nancy Durbin, Ed Elbert, Kelly Enright, Jack Hanna, Joyce Harrell, Dick Houston, Osa Yvonne Houston, Pascal & Eleanor Imperato, Schuyler Jones, Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Lamont Lindstrom, Kenneth Love, T.J. & Kate Miller, Margaret Moore, George & Kay Schaller, Igor Sikorsky, Jr., Jan & Romi Svatoš, Roy Thomas, Stan Walsh, Keith Wauchope, Holly Wofford, and Ray Woods.

    Honorary Trustees in Memoriam

    Marianna Beach, Vern Carstens, Gary K. Clarke, Clive Cussler, Dick Douglas, Clarke Getts, Byron Harrell, Belle Leighty, David Martin, Douglas Oliver, Mike Resnick, C. Jackson Selsor, Kenhelm Stott, Jr., Lowell Thomas, Joseph Tilton, Lonnie Wallace, and George & Helen Wauchope.

    Docents & Youth Volunteers

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    Luke Babb, Caitlin Brown, Desiree Dye, Elizabeth Fehr, Mike Miller, Clayton Naff, Anrenee Reasor, Katie Reed, Aladeen Stoll, and Jesse Stutt.

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