John Versluis is the Dean of the Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College and has spearheaded the museum since 2005. John oversees three separate divisions: the Texas Heritage Museum Galleries & Collection, the Historical Research Center, and the Hill College Press. Versluis, has served as past Director of the North Platte Valley Museum in Gering, Nebraska, and as past Director of the Greater Southwest Historical Museum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He received his B.A. in history at Western State College and his M.A. in public history at New Mexico State University. He is the recipient of the Doña Ana Historical Society Pasajero Del Camino Real award for co-authoring Historic Architectural Styles Las Cruces, N.M.: Celebrating 150 Years. Versluis, has made new scholarly discoveries providing further insights into the U.S. intervention into Russia 1918-1920, and has presented his research at national history conferences. He is also a member of the Apollo 11 Preservation Task Force officially designating the artifacts left behind at Tranquility Base on the moon as Cultural Properties. He also serves as an AAM peer reviewer for the MAP.
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