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MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER

STAFF

Kaye Sapikas

Director

Ms. Sapikas received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology along with her Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Education from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. After completing her education, she taught 4th grade for a few years before beginning her career in nonprofit fundraising and management. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years for organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and National CASA. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, fund development, strategic planning, and volunteer and donor relations. She is a member of the Texas Master Naturalists, Lost Pines Chapter, where she is chair of the Membership Committee. She is originally from the Midwest and has lived in Bastrop County for 5 years. “I fell in love with Bastrop shortly after I arrived here,” said Ms. Sapikas. “I’m also excited to be working in a community with so many talented people and looking forward to being a part of the great work being done.” In her spare time she enjoys cycling, hiking, and cooking.

Barbara Vana

Museum Administrator

Born in Hallettsville, Texas, Barbara received a B.A. in History from Lamar University and taught Texas History for 31 years in the Spring Branch Independent School District.  Barbara and her husband, Alex, retired to Bastrop in 2001.  She has been the Museum Administrator for fourteen years, responsible for museum operations including accounting functions, museum and bus tours, general correspondence, press releases, quarterly meetings, and preparing the membership newsletter.  She also serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. 

 

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To contact the Museum, call 512-303-0057. To contact the Visitor Center, call 512-303-0904.