David Young

“One of the nation’s leading public historians,” Young is an award-winning author and an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in and transforming museums and historic sites. Strong business development professional skilled in Leading Collaborations, Planned Giving, Nonprofit Organizations, Archival Research, Videography, and Documentaries. An inspiring public speaker, Young encourages involvement of non-experts and rising professionals in the stewardship of historic places, archives, and stories. His book, *The Battles of Germantown: Effective Public History in America* (Temple Press, 2019) has been called “a detailed and powerful book” by Journal of Urban Affairs and was awarded the 2020 Klein Book Prize for the best book about Pennsylvania history in the past two years by the Pennsylvania Historical Association.