Who we are

The Loveland Historical Society is governed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors. Offices are held for two year terms with a staggered election schedule to allow for annual board membership changes.

Current Board Members

Teri Johnson


A native of Colorado, Teri was an elementary teacher in Thompson R2J for 28 years. After she finished teaching, Teri starting her second career with history museums. She was Director at the Mc Carty-Fickle Home in Berthoud, Colorado for four years before starting a small museum for the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. In 2012, Teri became Museum Curator at Timberlane Farm Museum. She has been the Lone Tree School teacher for the Loveland Museum since the early 80’s and continues this fun summer camp today. Teri and her husband, Bill, have four grown daughters and three grandchildren, who are the light of their lives. Reenacting historical characters helps Teri to fulfill her passion of sharing history with others, as does volunteering with several museums and historical societies in Northern Colorado. She has also served on the ANFRM (Association of Northern Front Range Museums) Board for nine years, currently as president. 
Teri is very honored to be a part of Loveland Historical Society and serve on its board.

Linda Leonard

Vice President

Amy Huckaby


Ellen O-Donnell


Sharon Danhauer

Program Chair

Linda was born and raised in New Mexico but has made her home in Colorado since 1966 and in Loveland since 1996.  Being an outdoor enthusiast, she feels the city matches perfectly with the things she loves to do like biking, hiking, and gardening.  Linda joined the Historical Society in 2012 as a volunteer assisting with the landscaping at the historical Milner Schwarz House and Museum along with helping complete the interior design, then appointed as the community garden coordinator, and finally was asked to fill a vacant board position as Vice President. She received the Having a Heart for Loveland History award in 2014.   Her 15 year working experience as records/documents manager for a fortune 500 company has proven helpful in developing a document retention schedule for the Historical Society.  Linda continues to enjoy the opportunity to work with the board and the community in preserving the history of Loveland.

I'm a 5th generation Colorado native and have always been interested in local history. I've lived in Loveland for 20 years with my husband and 3 kids. 

I'm in my 11th year working in the Thompson School District; the last 5 have been at Monroe Elementary, as Technology Facilitator. 

I moved to Loveland 3 years ago and my interest in Loveland history has blossomed in that time.  I volunteer at the PANDA archives weekly and sometimes at the Milner/Schwarz Farmhouse Museum. I am recently retired from 8 years with the Forney Museum and have been on the board of ANFRM for 6 years.  My background is in bookkeeping and office management for 50 years.

Sharon is devoted to the preservation of local and regional history as a volunteer with the Loveland Historical Society and through her business, Danhauer’s Tours.  She is the grateful recipient of the Society’s Having a Heart for Loveland History award of 2010.  She has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors of both the Berthoud and Loveland Historical Societies, the Colorado-Cherokee Trail Chapter of OCTA, and the Association of Northern Front Range Museums, and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Map Society. She also served many years as Tallykeeper for the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association. Sharon hails from Colorado Springs and came to Berthoud/Loveland in 1980 with her family.  She now lives in Loveland where she enjoys her two sons and five grandchildren. Loveland’s proximity to the mountains, always her first love, its rich Western history, its propensity for the arts, and its warm social climate make it a great city in which to live.

Bill Meirath

Historian Chair

Bill was born in Nelson Nebraska but moved to Loveland in 1965 where he graduated from Loveland High school in 1971. He was growing up in the service station industry, and by the mid 1970's, he owned the lease to the Dude Corral Texaco and was an auto mechanic for Davidson / Gebhardt Chevrolet in Loveland. Bill has always enjoyed the local history of Loveland and Northern Colorado and received the Having a Heart for Loveland History Award in 2009 for his work with the Mariano Medina Family Cemetery. His love of history is exactly what makes him such a perfect fit for the LHS Historian Chair. Bill states he is honored to be on Loveland Historical Society Board and enjoys the duties keeping scrapbooks of the ever changing Loveland and the work at the Mariano Medina Family Cemetery.

Mary Welch

Membership Chair

My husband & I have lived in Loveland over 33 years where we raised our 2 boys. I used to hike a lot but feel lucky to hike 5 miles now!  All my adult life I have enjoyed history, either reading about it or visiting historical sites. I also volunteer at Meals on Wheels, the museum, and at Mckee Hospital. I’ve been loom knitting for the library where we make hats to sell & use the money for charity.  I'm happy to be appointed Membership Chair for Loveland Historical Society.   

Our Friends and Partners

City of Loveland Historic Preservation

Loveland Historic Preservation Commission

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