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historian , Museum curator

David Foster Riggs, museum curator, historian. Recipient award of merit Confederate Memorial Literature Society, 1978, Alumni Achievement award Lock Haven University, 1989. Member American Association Museum, Virginia History Society, Williamsburg History Records Association, Association for Preservation of Civil War Sites, Society Military History, Society of America Baseball Research, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Background

Riggs, David Foster was born on February 26, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Grennell Merrill and Grace Marie (Foster) Riggs.

Education

Bachelor, Lock Haven University, 1972. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1974.

Career

Archivist, Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) U., 1970;graduate assistant, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1973-1974;archivist, Kenmore Association, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1974;archivist, cataloger manuscripts, Virginia History Society, Richmond, 1974-1978;park technician Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Svc., 1978;park technician, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, National Park Svc., St. Louis, 1978-1980;park technician, Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, National Park Svc., 1980-1981;music curator, Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, 1981-1985;music curator, Colonial National History Park, National Park Svc., Jamestown, Virginia, since 1985. Book reviewer in field.

Works

Religion

In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

Membership

Member American Association Museum, Virginia History Society, Williamsburg History Records Association, Association for Preservation of Civil War Sites, Society Military History, Society of America Baseball Research, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: major league baseball.

Connections

Married Susan Elizabeth Agee, April 24, 1976.

father:
Grennell Merrill Riggs

mother:
Grace Marie (Foster) Riggs

spouse:
Susan Elizabeth Agee