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Museum director

Paul DeOrsay, museum director.


Attended, Cornell University, 1967—1968. Bachelor in Maritime Folklore, Goddard College, 1973.


Curator, small craft Maine Windjammer Cruises, Camden, New Jersey, 1975—1976. Captain, curator Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1976—1979. Administrator Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1980—1989.

Director Texas Seaport Museum, 1990—1994. Vice president, operations Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, 1994—2001. Executive director Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, New York, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member, travel and tourism committee Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. Member of International Congress Maritime Museum (member ship preservation committee 1996—2001), History Naval Ships Association (secretary-treasurer 1998-1999, vice president 1999—2001), Museum Small Craft Association, National History Landmark Stewards Association (founding member 1999—2001), Institute Museum and Library. Services (field surveyor since 1997), American Association Museum since 1998, Huntington History Partnership, Council American Maritime Museum (board directors 2002-2005, vice president since 2005), Long Island Museum Association (board directors since 2004, president 2005-2007), Sailing School Vessels Council (chairman 1987-1988), American Sail Training Association (board directors 1987-1988).