John D. Beatty is a past member of the History Center's Board of Directors. John is a reference librarian and bibliographer for the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library. He served on the History Center's Board of Directors and chaired its Collections Committee. John holds an A.B. in History and A.M.s in both History and Library Science from the University of Michigan. He is the author of several books and articles on local history and genealogy, including most recently serving as co-editor of the two-volume History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, published in 2006.
Scott Bushnell is a past member of the History Center's Board of Directors.
Tom Castaldi, a History Center board member, is Allen County (Indiana) Historian. Retired as an Essex Group vice president in 1998, he has authored several books and articles about the Wabash Erie Canal. Tom currently hosts "On the Heritage Trail," which broadcasts on WBOI, 89.1 FM and "Historia Nostra" heard on WLYV-1450 AM.
Carmen Doyle, a History Center staff member, is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelors degree in Public History. She is a previous staff member of the Lincoln Museum before its closure.
Peggy Seigel is a past member of the History Center’s Board of Directors. She has published articles on a variety of topics relating to Fort Wayne history. Her interests include Civil War nurses, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement, and women and African Americans as industrial workers. She has written two articles about Eliza George for Old Fort News. Articles related to suffrage are featured in History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, v. I, and in the September 2006 Indiana Magazine of History. A former English teacher with degrees from the University of Michigan (A.B., English), Georgetown University (M.S., Italian) and Butler University (M.A., English), and the African/African-American Historical Museum.
Marsha Smiley is a past member of the History Center’s Board of Directors as well as the African/African-American Historical Society. She holds a BA in History from
Cathy Wilson is the Marketing Coordinator for The History Center. She holds a BA in Marketing from Anderson University. She has worked for many notable companies in Fort Wayne including Frontier Communications, Phil's Hobby Shop, and Lincoln Financial Group. Cathy also serves on the Board of Directors for Kate's Kart.