About Us

Daniel J. Hoisington grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. With a B.A. in history from Greenville College (Illinois), a Byington Fellowship in church history from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Massachusetts), and a M.A. from the University of Virginia, he embarked on a career in public history. For fourteen years he worked as a museum director, heading institutions in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Alabama, and Virginia. For three years of those years, he served as president of the Bay State Historical League, the statewide organization of historical societies in Massachusetts. In 1992 Hoisington founded a firm to provide consulting services to local historical organizations and preservation commission.

Author of a dozen books, the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians honored his book, Heritage: Preserving Eden Prairie's Past with its David Gebhard Award. His 2004 book, A German Town: A History of New Ulm, Minnesota, received recognition from the American Association for State and Local History. He has given presentations at the National Trust Main Street Conference, the AASLH national conference, the Bay State Historical league, and the 2013 Preserve America Conference, introducing out-of-the-box ideas about how to tell history.

Hoisington is a founding board member of the Grand Center for Arts and Culture in New Ulm and is a member of the American Turner National Council.