Dr. Daryl Black
President, Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation and Executive Director
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Dr. Black received his Ph.D. in American Cultural History from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. A life-long student of the Civil War, he has taught at the university level and worked in museum settings for over 20 years. His scholarly interests range from the study of memory, race and religion in the United States to the new military history of the Civil War. He is currently working on a religious history of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia that situates the Civil War era as a major religious watershed in the southern United States. Taking a long view, the study stretches from the early 19th century through the early debates over fundamentalism in the early 20th century. He is also working on an essay for the Cambridge History of the American Civil War titled “Our Victory Here Has Been Complete”: The War in Tennessee: 1863 ed. Aaron S. Dean (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Past essays include, “Relics of Reunion: Souvenirs and Memory at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, 1889-1895” in Popular Culture and the American Civil War: Memory and Meaning ed. Lawrence A. Kreiser, Randal Allred (University Press of Kentucky, 2014)’ “’Of Course we claim to be Americans: Revolution, Memory and Race in Up-Country Georgia Baptist Churches, 1772-1849” in Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War ed. Clare Courbold, Michael McDonnell, and Fitzhugh Brundage (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013); and “’The Excitement of High and Holy Affections:’ Baptist Revival and Cultural Creation in the Upper-Piedmont Georgia Cotton Belt, 1800-1828,” Georgia Historical Quarterly (Fall 2003)
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education
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Pete Miele has been Director of Education and Museum Operations at Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum since 2015. Prior to his current position, he worked at the museum as both Visitor Services and Education Coordinator and Visitor Services Assistant. A 2014 graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Arts in Applied History, he recently returned to his alma mater to teach a graduate-level course in museum education. His interests include museum education, historical empathy, shared authority, material culture and the intersection of politics and social life in the 19th century.
Before moving to the area in 2013, Miele received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Ramapo College of New Jersey and worked in the Northern Valley Regional High School District in Demarest, New Jersey. He resides in Gettysburg.
Administrative Services Coordinator
Annette joined Seminary Ridge Museum as the Administrative Services Coordinator in July 2018. Originally from California, Annette’s background includes stints with the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation, and the Wildlife Habitat Council. She is an experienced program administrator with technical and database skills. Annette is active in Civil War era living history and maintains a website and blog on the topic. She has also published several articles and presented programs on the civilian experience during the Civil War.
Group Sales Manager/Marketing Assistant
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Rob Williams, a lifelong area resident, graduated from West Chester University in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in History. While an Assistant Director of the YWCA Hanover, he completed his graduate studies at Shippensburg University in 2014, earning a Master’s in Applied History. Rob worked for a year and a half in group sales at the Gettysburg Foundation before joining the Seminary Ridge Museum in October 2016.
Lead Visitor Services Assistant
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Codie Eash has been the Lead Visitor Services Assistant since March 2015. He previously worked on the Seminary Ridge Museum staff as both a Communications Intern (2012-2013) and Visitor Services Assistant (2013-2015). In 2014, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication/Journalism from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed a minor in History.
Eash frequently lectures for historical societies, Civil War roundtables and educational groups. He has also written for several publications, including national history journals, regional magazines and local newspapers. His main historical interests include Abraham Lincoln, monuments, Civil War soldier memoirs and regimental histories, and battlefield visitation and preservation. He resides in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.
Visitor Services Staff
From left to right is Patric Mylod, Kaleb Kusmierczyk (Lead Visitor Services Assistant), Codie Eash (Visitor Services Coordinator), Nathan Einhorn, and Brian Malkin.
Our Visitor Services Staff are responsible for operating the admissions desk and museum store at the Seminary Ridge Museum. They also lead tours of the Cupola, walking tours of the Seminary grounds and coordinate other programs.