Welcome to Our New Executive Director

In November, the Hinsdale Historical Society welcomed its new executive director Lynne Mickle Smaczny. Lynne comes to us with more than twenty years of museum management experience. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Historic Preservation from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Although new to the DuPage County museum network, Lynne has been working in Chicagoland museums since 1994, including the communities of Buffalo Grove, Morton Grove, and Des Plaines, where she served as Curator of Collection for nine years. After three years as Executive Director at the Will County Historical Society in Lockport, Lynne moved to Glessner House Museum, an H. H. Richardson masterpiece located in the Historic Prairie District of Chicago. 
 
The Pennsylvania native lives in Villa Park with her husband Dan (also a museum professional) and twin third graders, Allison and Tabitha. Lynne has a lot of ideas and energy to bring to our organization and is excited to get to know Hinsdale and share the Society’s legacy with the community.