Hannah Mahnken

Hannah Mahnken

Registrar

502-782-8020
hannah.mahnken@ky.gov

Hannah started collecting things from a young age. Her collections were of no economic value, but to her they had their own personal story. During family vacations, she saw that museums collected items, too, and they did so to share stories of the past. She saw the importance of exhibiting history to keep the past alive to spark conversation and make changes. Her passion is to better shape our shared future by preserving objects that tell meaningful stories.

Hannah learned about collections care and preservation techniques while working with objects at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Smoky Hill Museum. She earned her BA at Northwest Missouri State and her MA at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.