NORFOLK, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska museum has announced a change in its leadership.

Elkhorn Valley Museum officially announced on Friday that Libby McKay will be taking over as its new executive director.

McKay has spent the past two years in the role of Education and Membership Coordinator, developing programs and events for the museum.

“We are very excited to have Libby as the Director of the Elkhorn Valley Museum," said Glenn Wapelhorst, a member of the Elkhorn Valley Museum Board of Directors. "She brings a love for the arts, history and people, has a common sense approach to leadership and a get-it-done mentality.” 

McKay, who also serves as the president of the Norfolk Community Theatre, replaces former executive director Ashley Brown.

Elkhorn Valley Museum is a non-profit focused on sharing the history of the 22-county region of northeastern Nebraska. The museum features five gallery spaces of permanent collection displays and rotating exhibitions, the newly renovated Johnny Carson Gallery, Children’s Discovery Zone, Dederman Cabin, Schoolhouse, Research Center, and historic Verges park.