A native of Wisconsin, Ed
Churchill received his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the
University of Wisconsin at River Falls. He completed his Ph.D.
in History at the University of Maine. Joining the Maine State
Museum in 1971 as a historical researcher, Ed became Curator of
Decorative Arts in 1978 and was assigned to his present position
as Chief Curator in 1985. Ed has done extensive research on
early north-eastern America, New England and Maine history and
has been co-editor and contributor to two books, American
Beginnings: Exploration, Culture and Cartography in the Land of
Norumbega (1994) and Maine, The Pine Tree State from
Prehistory to Present (1995) and has written several
articles on early Maine and the northeast.