Seth Paridon was a staff historian at The National WWII Museum for 15 years beginning in 2005 to 2020. 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's last position at the Museum was Digital Content Manager in the new Media and Education Center, and was tasked with creating historical media utilizing the museum’s vast collection of oral histories and archival imagery and footage. Seth also hosted Service on Celluloid, the Museum's podcast dedicated to screen depictions of World War II.