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Board of Directors

Frank DiLeonardi President - [email protected]

Jim Bokern Vice President

Nancy LaPorte Secretary

Barb Bartling Treasurer

Chris Gardner Board Member

John Hanson Board Member

Janelle Kohl Board Member

Kay Krans Board Member

JoAnn Miller Board Member

Ruth Gardner Board Member Emeritus

John McFarland Board Member Emeritus


The Manitowish Waters Historical Society has several working committees to conduct the important work of preserving and sharing historical resources.

Manitowish Waters Historical Society working committees:

Archival Records - chair Janelle Kohl

Communications - chair Frank DiLeonardi

Events - chair Jean Bettenhausen

       Fundraising - co-chairs Jim Bokern &             Frank DiLeonardi

Membership - co-chairs Barb Bartling & Emily Bokern

       Strategic Planning - co-chairs Barb               Bartling, Frank DiLeonardi & Jody Miller

In addition, we focus on these content areas:

Oral History - chair Janelle Kohl

Pre History - chair Jim Bokern

Early History - co-chairs Jim Bokern & Kay Krans

Photos & Maps - chair OPEN

Outreach and Resources - chair John Hanson

       Town Records - chair John Hanson



Those considering joining the Manitowish Waters Historical Society are encouraged to participate in one or more working committees.  The chairs of working committees welcome insights in guiding committee efforts and need assistance from members willing to pitch in. Feel free to reach out to working committee chairs to learn more about your favorite working committee!