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Brent D. Glass

Brent D. Glass, museum director. Recipient Carraway award History Preservation Foundation North Carolina, 1983.


  • Glass, Brent D. was born on September 27, 1947 in Brooklyn. Son of Joseph Hillard and Corinne (Bernstein) Glass.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lafayette College, 1969. Master of Arts, New York University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, U North Carolina, 1980.


    • Research historian North Carolina Division Archives and History, Raleigh, 1974-1975, deputy state history preservation officer, 1976-1980. Assistant director Southern Oral History Program, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1975-1976. Executive director Durham (North Carolina) Neighborhood Housing Services, 1980-1983, North Carolina Humanities Council, Greensboro, 1983-1987, Pennsylvania History & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1987—2002.

      Chief Executive Officer United States Brig Niagara, Homeport Erie Maritime Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania. Director National Museum American History, Washington, since 2002. Served United States National Historical Publications & Records Commission.


    • Author: North Carolina's Industrial Archeology, 1975. Guest appearance on Oprah Winfrey Show (show theme-What Makes America America), 2008. Contributor articles and book reviews to professional journals.


    Board advisors Capitol Area Therapeutics Riding Academy, Grantville, Pennsylvania, 1989. Member Flight 93 Memorial Commission. Board trustee Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.

    Member National Trust for Historic Preservation, Organization American Historians, American Association for State and Local History, Society for Industrial Archeology, Pennsylvania Federation Museum and History Organizations (secretary 1987).



    Reading, jogging, basketball, museums.


    • Married Barbara Martin, June 28, 1972. 1 child, Loren Evan.
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    Born September 27, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Lafayette College
    • 1971
      New York University
    • 1980
      U North Carolina
    • 1974 - 1975
      Research historian North Carolina Division Archives and History
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      assistant, director Southern Oral History Program
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1980 - 1983
      executive, director Durham (North Carolina) Neighborhood Housing Services
    • 1983 - 1987
      executive, director Durham (North Carolina) Neighborhood Housing Services
      Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
    • 1987 - 2002
      executive, director Durham (North Carolina) Neighborhood Housing Services
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 2002
      director, National Museum American History
      Washington, United States
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