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John Bertram Fortier

John Bertram Fortier, museum director, historian. Avocations: collecting American military equipment and uniforms, living history reenactments. Fellow Company of Military Historians, 1973.

Background

  • Fortier, John Bertram was born on August 18, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of John Robert Fortier and Marcella Harriette (Allen) Lewis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Oakland University, 1963. Master of Arts in History, College of William and Mary, 1968.

    Career

    • Historian Fortress of Louisbourg National History Park, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1964-1966, Fort Massac State Park, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1966. Deputy state historian Michigan History Commission, Lansing, Michigan, 1966-1968. Head of research Fortress of Louisbourg National History Park, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1968-1975, superintendent Canada, 1975-1983.

      Director Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1983-1989. Director Bureau History Sites and Museum Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, since 1989. Consultant Australian Heritage Parks Association, 1982, 90, California Citrus State Pk, 1988, 91, Aish-ha-Torah (living history museum, Israel), 1989, Mackinac Island State Park, 1989.

      Member A-Base review Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: collecting American military equipment and uniforms, living history reenactments.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Founder Sydney & Louisburg Railway History Society, 1972-1983, Fortress of Louisbourg Vols., 1976-1983. Member Louisbourg Planning and Development Commission, 1975-1981, Pennsylvania World World War II Commemoration Committee, since 1993. Director Louisbourg Craft Center, 1981-1983.

    Rebuilding of 1813 Brig Niagara and first extended cruise for Columbus Quincentenary, 1990-1992. Member Canada Museums Association, American Association Museums, Society History Archaeology, American Association for State and Local History (education committee since 1988), National Warplane Museum (Geneseo, New York ).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Hazel Conner, February 6, 1965. Children: William Allen, Richard Collins.
    • father: John Robert Fortier Lewis
    • mother: Marcella Harriette (Allen) Lewis
    • spouse: Margaret Hazel Conner
    • children: William Allen Fortier
    • Richard Collins Fortier
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    Born August 18, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1963
      Oakland University
    • 1968
      College of William and Mary
    • 1964 - 1966
      Historian Fortress of Louisbourg National History Park
      Ottawa, Kansas, United States
    • 1966
      Historian Fortress of Louisbourg National History Park
      Carbondale, Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      deputy state historian Michigan History Commission
      Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 1968 - 1975
      head, of research Fortress of Louisbourg National History Park
      Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 1975 - 1983
      head, of research Fortress of Louisbourg National History Park
    • 1983 - 1989
      director, Provincial Museum of Alberta
      Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • 1989
      director, Bureau History Sites and Museum Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission
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