Richmond Museum of History & Culture Team

Melinda McCrary

Executive Director
Melinda has been the Executive Director of the Richmond Museum of History and Culture since 2013 and possesses Master’s Degrees in both anthropology and museum studies. She is proud to have guided the museum through the transition from grass roots volunteer led to a professional Melinda has a diverse professional background having worked in informal and formal learning environment as well as a field scientist in archaeology. Her research interests intersect around material culture, art archaeology, indigenous activism, public history and natural sciences. She is proud to serve as adjunct faculty in anthropology at Contra Costa College.

She can be reached at melinda@richmondmuseum.org

Victoria Stuhr

Collections & Museum Technician
Victoria Stuhr was born in San Pablo, California and raised in Richmond, California, where she still resides. She received her Associates in Arts in Social Science from Laney College in 2013 and her Bachelors in Arts in Anthropology from San Francisco State University in 2017. Since 2019, she has been the Collections and Museum Technician for the Richmond Museum of History and Culture where she is able to utilize her research abilities to assess and maintain the collection and its historical integrity.

Evelyn Santos

Community Engagement Manager
Evelyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in anthropology from Mills College in Oakland. She has been employed at the Museum since 2014 and has lived in Richmond since she was five years old. She has extensive experience developing and implementing educational and public programs for the general audience, families and K-12 scholars. She is a native Spanish speaker and strives to cultivate the museum as a multicultural space. Evelyn’s personal research interests are Latino history, migration, and social justice. She can be reached at evelyn@richmondmuseum.org