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The outpouring of support for Cinnamon’s family and interest in honoring her legacy has been overwhelming.
On behalf of Cinnamon’s beloved husband Larry and son Jacob, we are announcing a fund to memorialize the breadth and depth of Cinnamon’s generational impact on museums, historic sites, and public history. The fund will be housed at the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), an organization Cinnamon served and engaged with in numerous ways throughout her career.
Cinnamon will be best remembered because she used her power to change lives, inspire movements, and challenge the status quo for the better. She worked in museums and with professional associations for more than twenty years. Since 2001, she has led institutional change as the director of museums such as the Abbe Museum and Illinois State Museum. She also has been part of the vanguard of systemic change across the field: raising funds and creating tools for small museums and historic sites; working tirelessly on decolonization efforts; and sharing knowledge and experience through board service, talks in national settings, and transformative publications she authored or edited including, most recently, The Inclusive Museum Leader (2021).
Cinnamon’s impact truly transcends any one organization or community. Though the fund will be held at AASLH, the purpose will advance Cinnamon’s legacy of transformational change across our field.
You may contribute to the memorial fund with an online donation using the button below.
Or by sending your contribution to
AASLH, 2021 21st Ave South Ste. 320, Nashville, TN 37212.
Please be sure to write: “Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko Memorial Fund” in the check memo and/or in an accompanying note.