Jean moved to Greenville in 1980 to work for Bob Hansen at his music store in addition to her music teaching position at Palo Schools. Jean says “My interest in history goes back to my parents talking about relatives and family history. We also went to museums or historical places when it worked with summer vacation plans and the family budget.” In high school, Jean was a member of the history club and several public school teachers fostered her interest in local, Michigan and American history: Mrs. Clark-8th grade, Mrs. Wiltse-9th grade and Mr. Bleke-11th grade. Jean and her husband, Keith, were asked to join the board in 2012 and have been active with it ever since. “The board has made many beautiful improvements to the museum thanks to the support of the community and the Greenville Area Community Foundation!” she adds.
Jean Hudson, 2012