Resume of Daniel H. Weiskotten
Daniel Herman Weiskotten
1311 Avondale Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
Dan Last Updated December 3, 2003
Caretaker Updated 30 Nov 2007
For details on many of these entries, please see my curriculum
vitae or my Personal
or History Web Pages
2002-2005: Assistant Director: Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.
2001-2002: Environmental Educator: Children's Museum of Richmond.
2000: Office and Program Assistant. Virginia
Association of Museums
1999-2000: State Library Specialist. Library of Virginia, Digital Library Program.
Maintain and update database and records of over 1500 professional individuals
and member institutions.
Assist fellow staff in preparation and implementation of programs and membership
for Annual Conference.
Process membership dues and annual conference and workshop fees.
1995-1998 Project Director. Public
Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University, State University of New
Preservation, organization, printing, and scanning of various Library photograph
collections for presentation on the Library's on-line catalogue.
Preparation of data base to manage flow of 40,000 images through processing.
1994-1995 Research Assistant. James G. Gibb, Archaeological Consultant,
Equivalent of a Principal Investigator in Virginia
Conducted cultural resource management surveys for state and private contracts.
Undertook architectural, historical, and documentary research in support
of cultural resource surveys.
Wrote technical cultural resource reports to meet State and Federal guidelines
and in support of National Register of Historic Places nominations.
Supervised field crew of five to ten skilled technicians.
Met and interacted with project engineers, local officials, and the public
and property owners to discuss our aspect of the projects.
Prepared and managed project budgets of different sizes.
1989, 1994 Crew Supervisor. New York State and Madison County Conservation
Landing Canal Boat Museum and Cazenovia
Conducted cultural resource surveys for state and private contracts.
Undertook architectural, historical, and documentary research for cultural
resource management surveys.
Wrote technical cultural resource reports to meet State and Federal guidelines.
1991, 1992 Field School Supervisor for Dr. David Starbuck. French
and Indian and Revolutionary War Encampments, Rogers Island, Fort Edward,
NY, and Mount
Supervised eight at-risk youth clearing canal locks and creating recreation
Taught employment skills, team interaction, and basic archaeological and
Conducted historical research and archaeological excavations.
Other Related Professional Experience
Supervised and taught college-level students in archaeological field and
laboratory techniques and surveying.
Oversaw excavations, organized, checked, and maintained detailed excavation
records, created maps, processed artifacts, interpreted findings, and compiled
project summary reports.
1983-1989 Municipal Historian. Town
of Cazenovia, NY
1978-'88, '93 Park and Recreation Aide. Lorenzo
State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Conducted historical research, wrote and published local history articles
for local newspapers, maintained local archival collections, assisted genealogists,
advised local governments on preservation issues, and made public presentations
to civic and school groups.
Still active in this research and helping the current historian.
Maintain an extensive web
page of local history resources.
Related Volunteer Experience
Maintained grounds of historic estate and historic house museum, conducted
research, cared for collections, and assisted setting up and conducting
Foundation. Historical Consultant, Board Member, tour guide. (1982-present,
1994-1995 board term), compiled many NR nominations.
Landing Canal Boat Museum. Co-author of site's NR nomination (1992),
research consultant. (1989-1994).
Cazenovia, NY Town and Village Planning Boards. Historical consultant on
preservation, development issues; advocate for pro-active preservation
and responsible growth. (e.g. community's successful battle against WalMart).
(1989 to present).
1997 SUNY University at Albany. Master of Arts, Public History and Archeology.
1991 SUNY University at Albany. Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology.
1989 SUNY College at Morrisville. Associate in Science, Journalism and
Natural Resources Conservation.
Research, Writing, and Other Related Skills
References provided upon request.
Historic research, property histories, genealogy, historic structure interpretation,
historic preservation issues, cultural landscapes.
Field surveying, cartography, historical geography, demography.
Composition of technical reports, NR nominations, articles, biographies,
public presentations, maintain
an extensive data-driven local history web site.
Transcription and editing / annotation of historical documents and manuscripts.
Technology skills: Windows 95/98, WordPerfect 7, Excel, Access, AutoSketch,
iMIS membership data base, image and text scanning and editing (PhotoShop,
TextBridge), Outlook, email and Internet applications, web
site (Netscape Composer), and database creation and various lesser