Sheila Hanke is responsible for
overseeing the stabilization and documentation of individual flags. She
oversees policies, procedures and registration relating to the flag collection.
Sheila also manages the conservation laboratory and supervises technical
staff. She oversees the development of interpretive exhibitions and related publications.
Have completed course work and 200 hours of hands-on training:
David M. Lamb
David L. Thompson
Former Project Conservation Technicians and Assistants:
Laura Lee Ramirez
2010 Conservation Interns:
Individuals who lend their talents and skills to the Project in an effort to save, document and research Iowa’s military history.
49th Iowa Infantry, Co. A
Mary A. Rittel joined the Volunteer staff in March of 2010. Mary is a 6th grade math & life skills teacher at the West Central Valley Middle School in Redfield, Iowa, a part-time wedding photographer, and a member of the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Her interest in military history, quilting/sewing hobby, and teaching profession made volunteering for the Iowa Battle Flags Project an easy decision. She is both honored and excited to be a part of the project.
Mary lives in Stuart, Iowa, with her husband, Daniel (Past Camp Commander of Grenville M. Dodge Camp 75 Dept. of Iowa, SUVCW, and Corporal in Company “A” of the Forty-ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Civil War Honor Guard), and their son, Austin. Mary is also a proud sister of United States Marine Sean O’Bannon of Maplewood, Minnesota.
Iowa Air National Guard
Sons of Civil War Union Veterans--Iowa
Sons of Civil War Confederate Veterans—Iowa