Museum member, Riley Sutherland received the 2019 Tacha Award from the Freedom Foundation at an awards luncheon on January 30th. She was the high school student picked from 12 Missouri counties and honored for her work at the Museum. This included her permanent exhibitions of Alexander Doniphan and the research and installation of the Nebo Hill Excavation. She also created the "Haunting of Historical Clay Countians" which will be a recurring program.
Riley, a Liberty North senior also place 1st in National History Day's Individual Performance with "Divided by Politics, United by Purpose: Anna Maria Lane and Elizabeth Murray." She will head to Washington in June as a finalist (for the 2nd year in a row.)