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John Bertram Fortier

John Bertram Fortier, museum director, historian. 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 Volumes, 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 ).

    Personality

    Interests

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

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Hazel Conner, February 6, 1965. Children: William Allen, Richard Collins.
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    Born August 18, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 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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    Award