Named new Museum Director

Caitlyn Drietz has been named the new Moody County Museum Executive Director. Drietz, who grew up in Flandreau, says that she has always had an interest in historical pieces and buildings. Among the photos Drietz discovered quite quickly in the entryway of the Museum is an historical image of the farmhouse she grew up in and that her parents still call home southeast of Flandreau. At one time, it was the Rosheim’s. The round barn on the property made it easy for Drietz to recognize.

The Moody County Museum has officially named its new director, Caitlyn Drietz.
The longtime Flandreau area resident began in recent weeks. She says she is still getting to know the computer system and learning as much as she can about the collections housed there. She is, however, excited about the new role that will have her sifting more through local genealogy records with families that might come in, and talking with others that might visit or call, curious to learn more about the history of the area.
“I’ve always loved going to museums and I’ve been collecting antiques since I was in middle school, so I’ve always done this as a hobby. It’s fun to have something to ground myself in the history here,” she said.
“I’m really interested in, once I’ve learned everything — to do more outreach activities and get more young people involved with the museum. That’s what I’m really excited about.”
The young Drietz has been building her own cleaning business over the past couple of years, among other jobs. She will continue to work in that role while also staffing the Museum approximately 20 hours per week.
The Moody County Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 11am - 4pm. Caitlyn asks that anyone who hasn’t visited the museum stop by, ask questions, and spread the word!

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