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historian , museum director

David Alan Donath, Museum director, historian. Trustee Woodstock Foundation, since 1991; member Vermont Advisory Council for History Preservation, since 1994. Fellow Center for Research on Vermont; member Woodstock History Society (trustee 1986-1993), Forest History Society (trustee 1988-1994), American Association for State and Local History (member county 1991-1995), Vermont History Society (trustee since 1992).

Background

Donath, David Alan was born on June 24, 1951 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Gerhard Fred and Margaret Freda (Dickheuer) Donath.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, University Vermont, 1973. Master of Arts in History, University Vermont, 1976. Postgraduate in history, University Wisconsin, 1978.

Career

Preservation historian, State History Society Wisconsin, Madison, 1978-1979; history site director, State History Society Wisconsin, Greenbrush, Wisconsin, 1979-1982; assistant director history sites, State History Society Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin, 1982-1983; director, Strawbery Bank Museum, Portsmouth, N.H., 1983-1985; director, Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vermont, since 1985.

Membership

President Woodstock Foundation, since 1996, trustee Woodstock Foundation, since 1991. Member Vermont Advisory Council for History Preservation, since 1994. Fellow Center for Research on Vermont.

Member Woodstock History Society (trustee 1986-1993), Forest History Society (trustee 1988-1994), American Association for State and Local History (member council 1991-1995), Vermont History Society (trustee 1992-1998), Association for Living History (trustee since 2000), National Museum Services Board.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, sailing, traveling.

Connections

Married Cathleen Ann Carley, July 1, 1979. Children: Carley Ann, James Carl.

father:
Gerhard Fred Donath

mother:
Margaret Freda (Dickheuer) Donath

spouse:
Cathleen Ann Carley

child:
James Carl Donath

child:
Carley Ann Donath