William Hosley

Cultural Resource Consulting

at Terra Firma Northeast

About Me


William Hosley, the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, is an independent scholar, cultural resource consultant, planner, writer, and photographer. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks where he cared for a chain of historic attractions throughout Connecticut. Prior to that, as a curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum, Bill organized major exhibitions including The Great River: Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley (1985), The Japan Idea: Art and Life in Victorian America (1990), Sense of Place: Furniture from New England Towns (1993) and Sam & Elizabeth: Legend and Legacy of Colt's Empire (1996). As an expert in heritage tourism, Bill has studied hundreds of museums and heritage destinations around the country. Bill has lectured throughout the country and served as a content specialist for PBS, BBC and CPTV film documentaries. Hosley has also written articles for Connecticut Magazine, Boston Magazine, Antiques, American Heritage and more and is a member of The Hartford Courant’s PLACE board of contributors and a founding member of the advisory committee of Connecticut Explored. Bill Hosley hosley.terrafirma@gmail.com 860-944-8349

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