Our 2020 Board of Directors

Chelsea LaGrange,  President  and recent Open-Air Museum Yard and Docent Lead, is the youngest member on the Board and brings with her enthusiasm, children’s craft programs, interactive display designs for children, and has chaired the “LV Days” family fun day in the park, as well as recruiting younger members.

Frank Castillo, Vice President and an avid classic car collector, enjoys the promotional and marketing aspects of car shows. He has managed several businesses and finds his skills helpful in raising funds for local Youth soccer teams.

Louis Kannenberg, Secretary, is active in community programs, member of Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association, and volunteering in desert water conservation and reduction projects. He has logistics and resource skills helping to obtain equipment and labor for our projects.

Barbara “Rusty” LaGrange, Treasurer and Curator, has an extensive background in antiques and collectibles, has worked as a journalist and continues as a freelance writer, author, and is our current Webmaster for the nonprofit organization since 2010. She is currently Distribution and Sales for the newest local history book — Lucerne Valley: A Wild West Town of Character(s).

She is also a long time member of California Writers Club High Desert branch, and spends time creating and producing a monthly newsletter and a statewide digital news magazine.


Jose Sanchez, is our new Entertainment Chair

Michael Rasberry is our newest docent and co-chairing the Membership duties, as well as helping with Open-Air yard projects. Raised in Lucerne Valley in his early grade school years, Michael has returned to the High Desert and is interested in its early pioneer families and architectural history.


Martha Rader, past Parliamentarian and Secretary, has an extensive understanding of nonprofit administration and is a long-time resident. While working more than twenty years with her husband, Chuck Rader, she assisted with Board business, memberships, and indexing collections.

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