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Cultural and Historical Perspectives on London and Elgin County

Michael Baker is a graduate of Western University with degrees in history and education. From 1985 to 1990, he was Collections Curator at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. From 1990 to 2007, he was Curator of Regional History at Museum London and in 2007 he moved to the County of Elgin’s Cultural Services Department as Curator of the Elgin County Museum. In 2017, he was appointed Manager of Museums and Archives for Elgin County. He is the editor of Downtown London: Layers of Time (1999) and the co-editor with Hilary Bates Neary, of 100 Fascinating Londoners and Street Names of London – An Illustrated Guide, both published by James Lorimer of Canada. Also, he is the former president of the London branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and of the Heritage London Foundation and a past president of the Elgin Historical Society.