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Barry Dressel

Barry Dressel, museum director. Fellow in history East Carolina University, 1969-1970, 71-72, University Delaware, 1975. Trustee Museum African American History, Detroit, 1987-1989; founder, chair Consortium of New England Community Museum, 1993-1995. Member American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History.

Background

  • Dressel, Barry was born on January 10, 1947 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of August and Uldena (Williams) Dressel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, East Carolina University, 1969. Master of Arts, East Carolina University, 1972.

    Career

    • Assistant curator History Society Delaware, Wilmington, 1975-1976. Assistant director Baltimore City Life Museum, 1976-1985. Director City of Detroit History Department, 1985-1989, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1989-1993.

      Private practice museum consultant, 1993-1996. Director Turks and Caicos (British West Indies) National Museum, 1996-1998, Walter P. Chrysler Museum, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 1998—2007, Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites, Indianapolis, since 2007.

    Membership

    Trustee Museum African American History, Detroit, 1987-1989. Founder, chair Consortium of New England Community Museum, 1993-1995. Member American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Judith Herdt Riley, 1984. Children: Jason, Nicholas Eliot.
    • father: August Dressel
    • mother: Uldena (Williams) Dressel
    • spouse: Judith Herdt Riley
    • children: Jason Dressel
    • Nicholas Eliot Dressel
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    Born January 10, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      East Carolina University
    • 1972
      East Carolina University
    • 1975 - 1976
      Assistant, curator History Society Delaware
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1976 - 1985
      assistant, director Baltimore City Life Museum
    • 1985 - 1989
      director, City of Detroit History Department
    • 1989 - 1993
      director, City of Detroit History Department
      Pittsfield, Vermont, United States
    • 1993 - 1996
      private practice, museum consultant
    • 1996 - 1998
      director, Turks and Caicos (British West Indies) National Museum
    • 1998 - 2007
      director, Turks and Caicos (British West Indies) National Museum
      Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
    • 2007
      director, Turks and Caicos (British West Indies) National Museum
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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