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Museum director ( hum: mus)museum director

Wilson Hinsdale Faude, museum director, consultant. Named Captain, 1st Company Governor Foot Guard, since 1979, Civitan Man of the Year, 1997; recipient 1st prize needlepoint, Eastern State Exposition, 1997, Distinguished Advisory for the Arts award, State of Connecticut, 1998, Thomas Hooker award for distinguished community service, Ancient Burying Ground Association, 1999.

Background

Faude, Wilson Hinsdale was born on February 20, 1946 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of John Paul and Helen (Hinsdale) Faude.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College, 1969. Master of Arts, Trinity College, 1975. Curator Mark Twain Memorial, Hartford, 1971-1978.

Executive associate to vice president for development U. Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1981-1985. Executive director Old State House, Hartford, 1978-1981, 85^. Chairman Connecticut History Commission, 1984-1996, commissioner, 1980.

Commissioner Connecticut Arts Commission, 1975-1983, honorary member 350th commission, 1984-1986. Reader for Talking Books for the Blind and Handicapped, Connecticut Volunteer Services, 1986^. Member of faculty Cooperstown Seminars, New York, 1979-1980, 1984-1988.

Board directors Conference Equestrian Center, 1996, Stowe Center, 1996-1997, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, 1996^.

Career

Curator Mark Twain Memorial, Hartford, 1971—1978. Executive associate to vice president for development University Hartford, West Hartford, 1981—1985. Executive director Old State House, Hartford, 1978—1981, 1985—2001, executive director emeritus, since 2002.

Commissioner Connecticut Arts Commission, 1975—1983, Connecticut History Commission, 1980. Honorary member 350th commission Connecticut Arts Commission, 1984—1986. Chairman Connecticut History Commission, 1984—1996.

Guest curator Wadsworth Atheneum, 2004. Archivist City of Hartford, Connecticut, since 2006. With United States Army, 1969-1971.

Works

Membership

Reader Talking Books for the Blind and Handicapped Connecticut Volumes Services, since 1986. Member faculty Cooperstown Seminars, 1979—1980, 1984—1988. Corporator Hartford Art School, West Hartford, 1980—1998.

Member Connecticut Heritage Task Force, 1980—1982. Corporator Hartford Hospital, since 1992. Board director Connecticut Equestrian Center, 1996, Stowe Center, 1996—1997, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, 1996—2004, Connecticut Valley Girl Scout Council, 2006—2007.

Chair nominating board development committee Girl Scouts of Connecticut, 2007—2009. Trustee Renbrook School, West Hartford, 1984—1985. Honorary trustee Mark Twain House, since 1997.

Member of Public Relations Society of America (Public Service Merit award 2001), Mark Twain Memorial, National Arts Club, Druid Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, needlepoint, gardening.

Connections

Married Janet Bailey, 1985. Children: Sarah Hinsdale, Paul Bailey.

father:
John Paul Faude

mother:
Helen (Hinsdale) Faude

spouse:
Janet Bailey

children:
Sarah Hinsdale Faude

Paul Bailey Faude