Meet Michael Diaz
Meet HRVI Alum Michael Diaz
Jan 17, 2022
We continue our 20th anniversary intern alum spotlights with Michael Diaz, Marist ‘07. Michael majored in History with a concentration in Public History and is currently the Curator of History and Uniforms at the West Point Museum.
Michael shares his most memorable experience as an HRVI intern:
In 2005, HRVI coordinated commemorations of the 225th anniversary of Benedict Arnold's treason. As part of the festivities, I got to sail down the Hudson on the sloop Clearwater so that I could "bombard" American (reenactor) positions on Verplank's Point with a signal cannon firing 10-gauge blanks. This entailed a hugely pleasant ride up and down the Hudson, most of it on wind power, talking about the American Revolution with the crew.