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consultant , lecturer , History educator

Irwin Richman, American History educator, consultant, lecturer. Past vice chairman Pennsylvania History Preservation Board; lecturer numerous groups, including Bradford County (Pennsylvania) Medical Society, Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion Society, Landis Valley Associations, Dauphin County History Society; Member Society Architectural Historians (conference presenter), National Trust for History Preservation, Garden Conservancy.


Richman, Irwin was born on January 1, 1937 in Brooklyn. Son of Alexander and Bertha (Schwebel) Richman.


Associate of Arts, George Washington University, 1956;Bachelor in History, George Washington University, 1957;Master of Arts in History, University of Pennsylvania, 1958;Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Pennsylvania, 1965.


Various positions Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1961—1968. Curator science, industry and technical William Penn Memorial Museum (now State Museum Pennsylvania), 1965—1968. Professor American studies and history Pennsylvania State University, 1968—2003, past chairman graduate program in American studies, professor emeritus, since 2003.

Director research and development heirloom seed project Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster, since 2004. Architectural history consultant National Park Service, S Army Civil Engineering, City of Harrisburg, Heritage Center Museum Lancaster County. Lecturer continuing education program Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, 1994-1997.

Presenter numerous conferences, including American Studies Association, American Folklore Association, American Aesthetics Association, Catskill Institute. Commonwealth speaker Pennsylvania Humanities Council, since 1996. Speaker in field., freelance museum exhibition curator.



Past vice chairman Pennsylvania History Preservation Board. Lecturer numerous groups, including Allentown Art Museum, Bradford County (Pennsylvania) Medical Society, Bucks County History Society, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County History Society, Pennsylvania, Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion Society, Landis Valley Associates, Dauphin County History Society. Past council member Pennsylvania History Association.

Treasurer Catskill Institute. President parents leadership council Bard College, 1994-2006. Member Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, National Trust History Preservation., Pennsylvania History Association (past council member).


Married M. Susan Steigerwalt, May 23, 1970. Children: Alexander Eugene, Joshua Solomon.

Alexander Richman

Bertha (Schwebel) Richman

M. Susan Steigerwalt

Alexander Eugene Richman

Joshua Solomon Richman