Courtney Wilson (USA)
Patron of Wattrain
Courtney Wilson is a lifelong historian and has spent nearly all his career in the heritage preservation, education and museum fields. His spheres of expertise are in the areas of early railway history, military history and material culture, antique furniture and decorative arts as well as architecture. From 1997 to 2018, he served as the CEO of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) overseeing tremendous growth in the organization and, in 1999, led the museum to become a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. During that time, he obtained the rank of Major General in the State Defense Force. He has been an active participant in international museum conferences as well as efforts to preserve important railway resources. Mr. Wilson is currently pursuing opportunities as a historian and consultant to museums, tourist railways and other charities. He continues to serve as a trustee for a number of heritage organizations in the United States. Mr. Wilson holds two Masters Degrees in history with other post-graduate work in design.