ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- The Executive Director at the Stearns History Museum is leaving that position.

The Board of Directors has announced Carie Essig has taken a job with Stride Academy this fall. Her last day at the museum is July 28th.

The Board says in five years Essig led the museum through a successful national accreditation process, facilitated a new strategic plan, and engaged community members from around the country.

Development Director Amy Degerstrom will serve as the interim Executive Director while the board conducts a search.  Degerstrom has more than 20 years of museum experience including serving as the Executive Director at the Becker County Museum.

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On Wednesday the public is invited to Coffee with Carie from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Museum to wish her well.



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