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educator , historian

Joan Margaret Antonson, American historian, educator. Certified secondary teacher, Alaska. Recipient graduate teaching fellowship University Oregon, Eugene, 1974, certified of commendation Alaska Association Historic Preservation, Anchorage, 1996.


Antonson, Joan Margaret was born on December 1, 1951 in Minneapolis. Daughter of Lyman Theodore and Gladys Margaret (Korzan) Antonson.


Bachelor, University Minnesota, Morris, 1973. Master of Arts, University Oregon, 1975.


Historian State of Alaska Office History and Archaeology, Anchorage, 1975-1979, United States Bureau Land Management, Anchorage, 1979-1981. Associate director, historian State of Alaska, Alaska History Commission, 1981-1986. Deputy state historic preservation officer, state historian State of Alaska Office History and Archaeology, since 1986.

Instructor University Alaska, since 1975. History standards committee State Alaska Department Education, Juneau, 1993, member Alaska history performance standards committee, 2005, history curriculum committee, Anchorage, 2003—2004.


  • Certified secondary teacher, Alaska.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Alaska's Heritage, 1986 (Library. Award 1987). Author: (booklet) The Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 1993.


Member race committee Alaska Classic Road Race, Anchorage, since 1994. Member advisory committee Alaska State Museum Collections, 1995—2001, since 2006. Member of Alaska History Society (board directors 1983-1986, associate editor, book review editor Alaska History since 1984, assistant to president 1986—2004, executive director since 2007, President's award 1985, 1990, 1991, special recognition award 1996), American Association State and Local History (council 1993-1997, membership chair 1996-1997, awards committee 1999—2003, nominating committee 2003-2005, standards team leader since 2007, certified of commendation 1988), Totally Fit Running Team (captain 1988-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, reading, skiing.


Married Donald E. Mohr, October 15, 1975 (divorced 1983). 1 child, Justin Thomas.

Lyman Theodore Antonson

Gladys Margaret (Korzan) Antonson

Donald E. Mohr

Justin Thomas Antonson