Mara MacKay is the Executive Director at Boone History Museums with the Boone County Historical Society. In this role, Mara leads a team of 60 volunteers and a small staff providing all aspects of historical facilities management including the Boone History Center, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace, Kate Shelley Park & Museum and Hickory Grove School.

A big believer in visitor engagement, Mara supports YesterBoone a creative platform for historians and artists. Mara is an experienced community organizer with a degree in Psychology/Criminal Justice and a certification in Cultural Dynamics Training from the State of Minnesota.