Alex Krach – Museum Director
Alexander Krach began working for the Shelby County Historical Society & Grover Museum in 2016. Originally from Pennsylvania, Mr. Krach graduated in 2013 from Clarian University. Upon graduation, he accepted a position as a journalist with the Shelbyville News where he worked for a few years before accepting his current position at Grover. In his current role, he oversees staff and volunteers, collections stewardship initiatives, exhibit instillation, educational programming, community outreach, fundraising efforts, and general day to day operations of the facility.
Since accepting his position, Mr. Krach has worked alongside the Board of Directors and staff to developed new artifact collection policies, a 5-year strategic plan, updated by-laws, a fundraising plan, new programs, and launched a branding campaign in preparation of the museum’s 40th anniversary. These plans have assisted in increasing the engagement of the museum, which was around 3,000 in 2016, to over 15,000 in 2019.
Sarah Newkirk – Assistant Director
Sarah Newkirk graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2006 and Huntington University in 2011. She joined the staff in October of 2016. She learned her love of Shelby County history from her parents while growing up on the family farm near Little Marion. At Grover, Ms. Newkirk assists the director in management of office operations, collections care, exhibit implementation, educational programming, fundraising efforts and community outreach.