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Museum welcomes new Executive Director, Teresa Galley


The Board of Directors of the Wabash County Museum is excited to announce the selection of Teresa Galley as the new Executive Director. Teresa’s previous experience positions her to take over the role and lead the Museum.


Teresa is a Wabash County native who graduated from Southwood High School before attending Indiana University, Bloomington, to pursue a degree in Communications Studies & Theatre. She currently resides in Wabash with her husband Jeff, Wabash High School assistant principal, and her 16-year-old son, Will. The Galleys also have an adult daughter, Catherine, who lives and works in Indianapolis.


Prior to joining our team, Teresa worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne as their Director of Grant Administration & Implementation. For the previous 9 years, Teresa was the Director of Education & Outreach for the Honeywell Foundation, where she converted a school assembly booking program into a comprehensive arts-in-education program in schools across Northern Indiana. Her passion is for building and supporting programs that enhance the lives of children and families. Community is also important and, in that capacity, Teresa has served on the Paradise Spring Historical Park board, as a past president of the Wabash Rotary Club, on the Community Foundation of Wabash County's program committee, on the Wabash County Hospital Foundation board, and on the President's Leadership Council at Manchester University.


When asked what she looks forward to as the new executive director at the Wabash County Museum, Teresa said, "There is so much potential for the museum to function as a placemaker for our community and beyond. It can be an educational tool that shows us where we come from and plays a role in the trajectory of our community for the future. It should attract tourism to the county, be the must-do field trip for teachers across the region, and be part of the reason a family decides to call Wabash County home. There are so many untapped opportunities and I am excited to work with the amazing team that is already in place to make them a reality."

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