Jon Kukla

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Jon Kukla
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Jon Kukla in 2016 at the Library of Virginia
Wisconsin [1]
OccupationHistorian, author
Notable work
A Wilderness So Immense
Mr. Jefferson's Women

Jon Kukla is an American historian and author. He attended Carthage College and the University of Toronto, and in 1973 began working with the Library of Virginia, through which he published multiple works and directed historical research. He left the facility in 1990 and two years later began serving as the curator for the Historic New Orleans Collection, of which he later served as its director. Kukla has also served as the director of Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial in Charlotte County, Virginia, a position he held until 2007. [2]

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