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Michael Plumb

My name is Michael Plumb, and I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  History was something that fascinated me from a very young age.  My grandfather had a bayonet from the Civil War hanging on the wall of his study, and being confronted with this tangible piece of the past sparked a passion that led me to major in history during my undergraduate studies at Washington and Jefferson College, a small liberal arts college south of Pittsburgh.  I decided to continue my studies at George Mason, and I am currently in my third semester of the M.A. program in the applied history track.  I chose the applied track so that I can help the public discover their own passion for the past.

In addition to my studies at Mason, I work in the education department at Mount Vernon as a historic interpreter.  Educating students and adults alike in this historic setting can be challenging, but it has also reminded me just how rewarding sharing my love of history can be.  I am really looking forward to this DST class so that I can put the skills we learn to good use in future public history ventures!

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