Patty has been working at the MNCH since the late 1970’s. The American History of the West was the focus of Patty’s graduate work, as well as a year of museum and archival studies. She has been working with Sylvia Giustina and the Museum Advisory Council since 1989 when it was founded. Her many years of museum work, and particularly her current work on accreditation, has helped develop policies and strategic plans for the museum. By the time she really retires (she officially retired March 2014) she will have set in motion a set of standard museum policies and applied for accreditation - a museum’s highest achievement.