Executive Director
Tamara Prato

Office Manager
Ross Jamison

Director of Marketing
Lily Shaw

Community Engagement Specialist
Maggie Smith

Marketing and Event Coordinator
Christopher Christenson

Director of Programs
Danielle Faribault Parish

Director of Library Services 
Lindsey Dyer

Reference Specialists
Leah Kodner
Alexander Ingham

Director of Events
Dawn Knapek

Events Team
Jessica Levens
Jessica Angus-Zemek
Ariel Lopez
Wiley Willis

Facilities Manager
Paul Dean

Assistant Facilities Manager
Mike Crandall

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We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.