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Robert Overton

Robert Overton Jr.


Robert Overton Jr. has over 20 years of public history experience, specializing in historic sites and museum management. He has worked for UWF Historic Trust since 2002 and has served as the executive director since 2015.

Mr. Overton earned a bachelor's degree from the University of West Alabama and a master's degree from the University of South Alabama, both in history.

In his position, Mr. Overton oversees all aspects of the Historic Trust's operation of thirty historic properties, including a multicultural center and eleven museum facilities in downtown Pensacola and a 40-acre archaeological site with a visitor's center in Milton, Florida. Both sites feature indoor and outdoor exhibits focusing on the history of Northwest Florida.

Mr. Overton is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the Southeastern Museums Conference, the American Association of State and Local History, and he serves on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Association of Museums.