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Patrick Zollner

Executive Director
Kansas Historical Society

Patrick ZollnerPatrick Zollner was named executive director of the Kansas Historical Society in March 2023. He had served as acting executive director from July to December 2022.

Zollner was the Cultural Resources Division director beginning in 2006 and deputy State Historic Preservation officer. He joined the Historical Society in February 2004 as an architectural historian and coordinator for the National Register of Historic Places and historic survey.

He was a preservation consultant and board member and vice president of the Arkansas Historical Association from 1995 to 2003. He worked for the Arkansas State Historic Preservation Office from 1990 to 1998 as an architectural historian.

A native of Marmaduke, Arkansas, Zollner graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Arkansas in 1989.

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