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museum administrator

Barry Dressel, Museum administrator. Avocation: sailing M C. Fellow in history East Carolina U., 1969-1970, 71-72, U. Delaware, 1975. Board of directors Walter P. Chrysler History Museum, Auburn Hills, Michigan, since 1998; trustee Museum African American History, Detroit, 1987-1989; founder, chair Consortium of New England Cmty. 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.

Achievements

  • Avocation: sailing M C.

Membership

Board of directors Walter P. Chrysler History Museum, Auburn Hills, Michigan, since 1998. Trustee Museum African American History, Detroit, 1987-1989. Founder, chair Consortium of New England Cmty.

Museum, 1993-1995. Member American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing.

Connections

Married Judith Herdt Riley, 1984. Children: Jason, Nicholas Eliot.

father:
August Dressel

mother:
Uldena (Williams) Dressel

spouse:
Judith Herdt Riley

child:
Jason Dressel

child:
Nicholas Eliot Dressel