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museum director

John Marshall Groff, museum director. Recipient H.F. duPont Winterthur fellowship Winterthur (Delaware) Museum, 1975-1976. Trustee Osterville (Massachusetts) Free Library., 1987-1989. Member Society for the War of 1812 (director 1980, 84, 90), Society Architectural Historians, Society Sons of the Revolution, The Garden Conservancy, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Groff, John Marshall was born on August 12, 1951 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Marshall Irwin and Jacqueline (Hires) Groff.

Education

Bachelor, Bates College, 1973. Master of Arts, University Delaware, 1981. Certified museum studies program, University Delaware, 1981.

Career

Registrar/assistant curator, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Maritime Museum, 1977-1984; director, Osterville (Massachusetts) History Society, 1984-1989; research consultant, Philadelphia, 1989-1990; executive director colonial history house, WYCK, Philadelphia, since 1990. Member History Commission, Barnstable, Massachusetts, 1987-1989, chairman, 1989. Board member Museum Council of Philadelphia, since 1991, chairman member committee, 1979-1984, Tri-State Coalition of History Places, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Avocations: architectural history, gardening, beagling.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: George R. Bonfield, 1978, The Titantic & Her Era, 1982. Writer (newspaper) Cape Code Arts and Antiques, 1985.

Membership

Trustee Osterville (Massachusetts) Free Library., 1987-1989. Member Society for the War of 1812 (director 1980, 84, 90), Society Architectural Historians, Society Sons of the Revolution, The Garden Conservancy, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: architectural history, gardening, beagling.

Connections

Married Diane M. Flewelling, November 18, 1973.

father:
Marshall Irwin Groff

mother:
Jacqueline (Hires) Groff

spouse:
Diane M. Flewelling