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Michael W. Vogt, Curator Iowa Gold Star Military Museum – Camp Dodge

7105 NW 70th Avenue, Johnston, Iowa   50131

Office: 515-252-4531  Michael.Vogt@iowa.gov

 Michael Vogt, a native of Gladbrook, Iowa, is presently a curator for the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge, in Johnston, Iowa.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history with a secondary teaching endorsement in 1991 and a Master’s Degree in United States history in 1997 from the University of Northern Iowa.  Mike has received additional training through the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, the US Army Center of Military History, and The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies.  He served on the Board of Directors as a volunteer and board chair for the Iowa Museum Association and the State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees.

 Past work experience includes employment as museum director for the Historical Society of Marshall County, Iowa, site supervisor at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, and assistant instructor at the Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, Illinois.  In addition, he has taught as an adjunct history instructor for Grand View University, Simpson College, and Buena Vista University.  Mike has published articles on American and military history in magazines, newspapers, journals, and books including Iowa Heritage Illustrated, The Iowan, the Des Moines Register, Iowa History Journal, and The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa.  Upon completion of FAA ground school and flight training he received a pilot license in 2009.  Most recently he was appointed to the 24 member Governor’s Iowa History Advisory Council and served as co-chair of the Iowa World War I Centennial Committee.