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Paul DeOrsay

Paul DeOrsay, museum director.

Education

  • Attended, Cornell University, 1967—1968. Bachelor in Maritime Folklore, Goddard College, 1973.

Career

  • Curator, small craft Maine Windjammer Cruises, Camden, New Jersey, 1975—1976. Captain, curator Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1976—1979. Administrator Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1980—1989.

    Director Texas Seaport Museum, 1990—1994. Vice president, operations Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, 1994—2001. Executive director Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, New York, since 2001.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member, travel and tourism committee Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. Member of International Congress Maritime Museum (member ship preservation committee 1996—2001), History Naval Ships Association (secretary-treasurer 1998-1999, vice president 1999—2001), Museum Small Craft Association, National History Landmark Stewards Association (founding member 1999—2001), Institute Museum and Library. Services (field surveyor since 1997), American Association Museum since 1998, Huntington History Partnership, Council American Maritime Museum (board directors 2002-2005, vice president since 2005), Long Island Museum Association (board directors since 2004, president 2005-2007), Sailing School Vessels Council (chairman 1987-1988), American Sail Training Association (board directors 1987-1988).
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Nationality
  • 1973
    Goddard College
  • 1975 - 1976
    Curator
    Camden, United Kingdom
  • 1976 - 1979
    captain
  • 1980 - 1989
    administrator, Sea Education Association
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States
  • 1990 - 1994
    director, Texas Seaport Museum
  • 1994 - 2001
    vice president
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2001
    executive, director Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
    New York, United States