Our Employees and Interns

Anna Pivoras

Executive Director

Anna came to the Boone County Historical Museum in January 2015 as the Executive Director, she earned an Associate’s Degree from Kishwaukee College, then went on to NIU in 2007. At NIU, she studied Physical Anthropology and Museum Studies, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2010. Anna is in charge of overseeing the daily operations of the museum and provides oversight and management for the Historical Society.

To contact Anna, please email by clicking here .

Leah Bush

Curator of Collections

Leah first became involved in the Boone County Historical Museum in early 2016. It was during that time that she fell in love with the museum and the community. She is an NIU graduate of History with a minor in Anthropology, and an emphasis in Museum Studies. She is responsible for duties relating to the archives, including accessioning and processing, organization and assisting patrons with research.

To schedule a research appointment with Leah, please email by clicking here



Bryan graduated from Belvidere High School in 2014. He is currently a junior at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and is majoring in history with plans on becoming a history professor. He will obtain his masters at SIU and then go on to get my P.H.D. This summer he is working on creating teacher trunks at the Boone County Historical Society for teachers to use in classrooms to educate students about history.