Seth Paridon has been a staff historian at The National WWII Museum since 2005. He began his career conducting oral histories and research for HBO’s miniseries The Pacific and holds the distinction of being the first historian hired by the Museum’s Research Department. In the 12 years he was Manager of Research Services, Seth and his team increased the oral history collection from 25 to nearly 5,000 oral histories.
Seth served as one of the chief historians and content team members during the development and construction of US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, Road to Berlin, Road to Tokyo, and The Arsenal of Democracy permanent exhibits, as well as many temporary exhibits, contributing to every aspect of exhibit creation from historical research to copy editing, gallery design, and video production. Seth currently holds the position of Digital Content Manager in the Museum’s new Media and Education Center, and is tasked with creating historical media utilizing the museum’s vast collection of oral histories and archival imagery and footage.