Shaun Payne has been named site manager for Limberlost State Historic Site, one of the 12 locations within the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system. He will assume his new role on August 9.

Limberlost State Historic Site includes the home where Hoosier author, photographer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter wrote six novels, including two of her best-selling books A Girl of the Limberlost and Freckles. Stratton-Porter remains Indiana’s most-read female author.

Payne most recently worked as assistant property manager of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Salamonie Reservoir, and he also was responsible for the daily operations of Turkey Run and Shades State Parks. 

He earned his master’s degree in historic preservation from Ball State University and his bachelor’s degree in history from Anderson University.

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