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CAMPBELL, Tacie L. (North Canton, OH--Oct. 22, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City) A graduate of Mt. Union College in bio-chemistry and New York State University-Cooperstown with a Masters in Museum Preservation, Tacie was a pioneer for women holding professional careers in the 1950s and 1960s. She held multiple professional positions from being an airline flight attendant, a real estate broker, and history professor to being an entrepreneur in breeding champion show dogs, poodles.

While in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Tacie served as the Educational Director of the Calgary Museum, established the Children's Art's Gallery of Calgary, and served as Director of Educational Programs for the Horseman's Hall of Fame, the Glenbow Foundation along with the Calgary Outdoor Museum.

Moving to Galena, Illinois, in August of 1970, Tacie led various projects from the Galena Gazette Museum to being the Director of the Galena Historical Society. She also performed historical consulting with her late husband Thomas "Pete" Campbell through their company Asa Haile House Restorations. She was well respected locally.

As early as the 1980s she painstakingly undertook the historically correct renovation of the HAM HOUSE as the curator for the DUBUQUE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. She served as the curator of the NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUM until 2010. Tacie retired from the National Mississippi River Museum with Emeritus status.

Tacie had multiple publications such as Historic Illinois, The DeSoto House and Main Street Guidelines. At her death, Tacie was in the process of writing a complete historical collection about the lead miners of the Tri-State area.



"Tacie L. Campbell," Telegraph Herald, December 2, 2015. Online: http://www.thonline.com/obituaries/article_46fe4444-15f2-5626-bfaf-20a8c38c9f45.html