Museum Curator

To advance the Society’s mission, in the spring of 2018 the Historical Society Board hired Kate Bennett as a part-time contracted employee.

Kate BennettKate works for the Society as the Museum Curator.  She earned her undergraduate degree in History and German with a minor in Museum Studies from Beloit College.
Kate came to the Society with previous experiences working with the Milwaukee County Historical Society, Wright Museum of Art & Logan Museum of Anthropology, and Kenosha History Center.

At the Historical Society, Kate’s responsibilities include to accept and accession museum donations; research stories and collection items;  conduct oral history interviews; maintain the Society’s social media; help plan Society events; write newsletter articles, create exhibits for informational presentations and meet with residents interested in preserving the community’s history.  Kate has been wonderful in  helping the community discover Pleasant Prairie’s past and sharing those stories.

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