Join us on June 10th at 2pm for a special program, "The Things They Carried: Weapons, Uniforms, & Equipment of WWI," presented by historians Myric McBain and Cori Santagate.
Myric McBain has been writing and lecturing on American military history and material culture since 1996, preparing hands-on, interactive presentations for schools, civic groups, and homeschool cooperatives. He has worked as a consultant to numerous local and regional history museums, including the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum in Charlestown, New Hampshire.
After serving nine years in the Air Force Security Forces (including a tour as a rifleman in Afghanistan in 2002), Myric was selected to be the Historian for the 122d Fighter Wing, receiving his formal training in the Air Force’s Aerospace Historian program. In that role, Myric researched and wrote historical reports for the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, the National Guard Bureau in Washington D.C., and the Joint Forces Headquarters in Indianapolis.
Myric received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Myric lives in New Hampshire with his wife Jennifer.
Cori Santagate was born and raised in Norther New York and has been involved in living history for the past thirteen years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in history from SUNY New Paltz in 2009. Cori worked at the Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum in Charlestown, New Hampshire as a historical interpreter and educational guide for local school groups before pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Cori's interests and expertise in military history ranges from ancient Rome through the Second World War. He has developed historical impressions of soldiers and sailors from numerous time periods for educational displays and demonstrations.