Meet Our Staff
Curator of Artifacts
I am Diana Shaner a native of Clay County, Kansas and now the Curator of Artifacts for the Clay County Museum. I have been married over 50 years to the same man and we have 2 daughters, one son, 4 grandsons, one granddaughter, one great grandson, and one great granddaughter.
I was hired at the Clay County Museum to clean, sweep floors, and put things away. This soon became doing inventory which was working with a laptop, a small camera, and a kitchen cart for a desk.
While I had some knowledge of Clay County, working for the museum has given me a lot more knowledge as well as a wealth of new experiences. Everyday is another day of learning or sharing things about Clay County.
In other words there is NO such thing as a dull moment or if there is, it doesn't last long!
I first made contact with Cathy Haney at the Museum researching the house I bought here in town. It turns out we did not find any information, but it was a lot of fun looking through all of the research materials that were available.
I spent the first few years as a volunteer working on a system to create and store digital images of our collection. Over several years Cathy, Diana, Angelic, and myself fine-tuned our system, until now it is better than some systems in larger museums.
I am proud to be the Director of this Museum and will continue to improve it so our community will be proud of the Clay County Museum.