Since 1990, Bill Obrochta has supervised the educational programming at the Virginia Historical Society. In this capacity he directs school programs; develops curricular materials; and organizes seminars, workshops, institutes, and other programs for students, teachers, and out-of-school adults. Under his tenure, the Virginia Historical Society has become a leader in k-12 history education in the commonwealth.
Bill was born in Alexandria Virginia and attended public schools there. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from the University of Richmond. He joined the staff of the Virginia Historical Society in 1984, and worked for six years as an archivist, helping catalog some of the Society’s extensive collections of family papers and business records. In 1990, he was named the Historical Society’s first education director.
In addition to his work responsibilities, Bill has served as a Vice President for Programs of the Virginia Association of Museums and is currently a member of the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). He is married and has three daughters and a granddaughter.