by Pat Filer, AKCHO Awards Selection Committee Chair
Willard Jue Memorial Award recipients are individuals who, like the award’s namesake, have made outstanding contributions, provided exceptional leadership, and demonstrated excellence in duration, quality, and spirit of service.
Patricia Cosgrove has been the Director of the White River Valley Museum since 1990. Cosgrove received her BA in Tribal Art History and her Masters in Museum Studies – both from University of Washington. For six years, she served as Exhibit Manager for the State Centennial Project and coordinated Burke Museum staff and representatives from 35 tribes to honor the native cultures of Washington state. (more…)