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historic site director

Thomas Carter Vance, American Historic site director. Recipient GOS Grant award Institute Museum Superior vena cava syndrome, 1983, 85; Map Grant awardAm. Association Museum, 1988.

Background

Vance, Thomas Carter was born on October 19, 1946 in Danville, Illinois, United States. Son of John DeWitt and Maxine Margaret (Sherman) Vance.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, University Illinois, 1969. Master of Science in Entomology, University Illinois, 1971. Master of Arts in Historical Administration, Eastern Illinois University, 1979.

Career

Research assistant, Illinois Natural History Survey, Urbana, Illinois, 1969-1971;naturalist, Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood, Illinois, 1971-1973;park ranger, Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood, Illinois, 1973-1974;historic site manager, Lincoln Log Cabin State History, Lerna, Illinois, since 1974.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (research perdiodical) Illinois National History Survey Bulletin, 1974. Editor: (magazine) Midwest Open Air Museum Magazine, 1986-1991.

Membership

Member board directors Charleston Tourism Committee, since 1989. Member of advisory board Coles Together Economics Development Corporation Coles Company, since 1991. Member Midwest Open Air Museum (past president 1982-1983), Association Living History Farms (member board directors 1984-1987), Charleston Rotary Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: guitar, banjo, American Indian, personal development, firewalking.

Connections

Married Susan Ellen Addams Vance, February 25, 1972. 1 child, Erin Katherine.

father:
John DeWitt Vance

mother:
Maxine Margaret (Sherman) Vance

spouse:
Susan Ellen Addams Vance

child:
Erin Katherine Vance