LANCASTER, Wis. -- The Grant County Historical Society has hired historian Tracey Roberts as the organization’s new executive director, according to a press release.

She has extensive experience researching southwest Wisconsin history, especially lead mining.

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Roberts oversaw a map restoration project at the City of Platteville’s Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums and served as the institution’s collection’s manager. She previously was the curator at the Galena History Museum.

At the historical society, Roberts is spearheading a collections management project. This project includes the inventorying and cataloging of artifacts at Mitchell-Rountree Cottage in Platteville.