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Meet Michael Diaz


Meet HRVI Alum Michael Diaz

Jan 17, 2022

portrait of a young man with black hair, smiling, he wears a blue suit, white shirt, and plaid tie. The American Flag is seen over his right shoulder.

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.

Read his full update here. This update, and all of the updates to be featured this year, will be linked to each alumni's name on the Interns page of the website.