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Michael Terrence Sheehan

historian , consultant , arts administrator

Michael Terrence Sheehan, American arts administrator, historian, consultant.


Sheehan, Michael Terrence was born on December 15, 1942 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Donald Thomas and Betty (Young) Sheehan.


Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1965. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1974.


House manager Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, 1968-1972. Manager Performing Arts Center State University of New York, Albany, 1972-1976. Managing director Taconic Theatre Company, Spencertown, New York, 1973-1977.

Executive director Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York City, 1978-1982. Consultant Washington, 1984-1987. President Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Virginia, 1987-1989.

Director Woodrow Wilson House National Trust for Historic Preserve, Washington, 1989-2000.


Board directors Albany League of Arts, 1972-1977, Loudon County League of Arts, Leesburg, 1988-1989. Member Loudon County Tourism Board, 1987-1989, chairman professional interest council, 1997. Consortium officer Historic House Museums of Metropolitan Washington, 1992-1996.

Member executive committee District of Columbia Heritage Tourism Coalition, 1996-1998. Member American Association Museum, National Trust History Preservation, International Council Museum, National Press Club.