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museum director emeritus

Thomas Henry Krakauer, museum director emeritus. Named Conservation Educator of Year Virginia Wildlife Federation, 1978, Professional Service award North Carolina Museum Council, 1998.


Krakauer, Thomas Henry was born on September 6, 1942 in Buffalo.


Bachelor of Arts Rochester, 1964. Master of Science, University Miami, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1970.


Assistant professor biology, Hollins College, Hollins College, Virginia, 1970-1974; natural science chairman, Science Museum Virginia, Richmond, 1974; senior resident associate biology, Hollins College, 1976-1985; executive director, Science Museum Association of Roanoke (Virginia) Valley, 1976-1985; executive director, North Carolina Museum Life and Science, Durham, since 1985. Adjunct assistant professor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1973.


Board directors Association Science-Technology Centers, Triangle Land Conservancy. Board directors, president Grassroots Science Museum. Fellow: Association Science-Technology Centers.

Member: American Association Museum, Virginia Association Museum (past president), Association Science-Technology Centers (vice president 1987, 1995, Lifetime Achievement award 2001).


Married Janet MacColl, December 20, 1968. 1 child, Alan Henry.

Janet MacColl

Alan Henry Krakauer