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John Marshall Groff

John Marshall Groff, museum director. Recipient H.F. duPont Winterthur fellowship Winterthur (Delaware) Museum, 1975-1976. Trustee Osterville (Massachusetts) Free Library., 1987-1989. Member Society for the War of 1812 (director 1980, 84, 90), Society Architectural Historians, Society Sons of the Revolution, The Garden Conservancy, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Groff, John Marshall was born on August 12, 1951 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Marshall Irwin and Jacqueline (Hires) Groff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Bates College, 1973. Master of Arts, University Delaware, 1981. Certified museum studies program, University Delaware, 1981.

    Career

    • Registrar/assistant curator Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Maritime Museum, 1977-1984. Director Osterville (Massachusetts) History Society, 1984-1989. Research consultant Philadelphia, 1989-1990.

      Executive director colonial history house WYCK, since 1990. Member History Commission, Barnstable, Massachusetts, 1987-1989, chairman, 1989. Board member Museum Council of Philadelphia, since 1991, chairman member committee, 1979-1984, Tri-State Coalition of History Places, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: architectural history, gardening, beagling.

    Works

    • Co-author: George R. Bonfield, 1978, The Titantic & Her Era, 1982. Writer (newspaper) Cape Code Arts and Antiques, 1985.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Trustee Osterville (Massachusetts) Free Library., 1987-1989. Member Society for the War of 1812 (director 1980, 84, 90), Society Architectural Historians, Society Sons of the Revolution, The Garden Conservancy, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: architectural history, gardening, beagling.

    Connections

    • Married Diane M. Flewelling, November 18, 1973.
    • father: Marshall Irwin Groff
    • mother: Jacqueline (Hires) Groff
    • spouse: Diane M. Flewelling
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    Born August 12, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Bates College
    • 1981
      University Del.
    • 1981
      University Del.
    • 1977 - 1984
      Registrar/assistant curator Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Maritime Museum
    • 1984 - 1989
      director, Osterville (Massachusetts) History Society
    • 1989 - 1990
      research consultant, Philadelphia
    • 1990
      executive, director colonial history house WYCK