Fondly known as “Mrs. History,” Kim Burdick is one of Delaware’s best-known communicators. In 2008, she was named Chevalier l’Ordre des Palmes académiques by the French government for her work commemorating French assistance in the American Revolution. In demand as a speaker and consultant on history and historic preservation issues, Kim’s recent book, Revolutionary Delaware, received first place in the Delaware Press Association competition. Several of her articles on the American Revolution can be found online at https://allthingsliberty.com/author/kim-burdick/ .
      In March 2017, she assisted museum staff with the opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and coordinated the Delaware-based symposium, “Voices of the Past: Black Patriots of the American Revolution.” Advisor Emerita of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and past chairman of the Delaware Humanities Council, Kim was honored in 2016 by the State of Delaware for her work on the 50th Anniversary of the Nation’s Historic Preservation laws.





Known non-profit leader
Ability to make decisions and solve problems
Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
Ability to obtain and process information
Advocacy and lobbying
Coordination of meetings and programs
Former ELI tutor. Homestay family since early 1990s.
Strategic planning


  • MPA, Public Policy and Agency Management. School of Public Policy & Administration, College of Urban Affairs, University of Delaware. 1989-1990. *
  • MA, American Folk Culture and Museum Studies. Cooperstown Graduate Programs, SUNY Oneonta, New York.
  • CertificateDALF. French. L’Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  • BA, Art History. SUNY Cortland, New York.

* MPA Thesis cited in: Rosenthal, Alan. The Third House: Lobbyists. Eagleton Institute. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 1993 and  in: Boyer, William W and Edward C. Ratledge. Delaware Politics and Government. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.


2017   Delaware Press Association Communicator of Achievement
2016   Preservation 50-State of Delaware
2011   NEH- SHEAR Summer Scholar
2010   Good Citizen Medal. DESSAR
2008   Les Palmes Academiques – French Government.
2004   French Advocate of the Year. French Faculty, University of Delaware
2000-2001 Hagley-Winterthur Research Fellow.
1994   CSG Toll Fellow


  • Burdick Associates: Building History specializes in strategic planning, grant-writing, National Register Nominations, and short-term project management opportunities. Currently, Burdick Associates is providing contract managerial services to People to People Delaware. 2017-2018 programs have included grant-writing, JFC application work, bringing Mary Eisenhower, International Chairman of PtPI, to Delaware to speak at DelState University and at Widener Law School, and working on “Meet & Greet Buffets” for international scholars from U.S. Department of State SUSI programs in cooperation with U. D’s Institute for Global Studies.https://www.facebook.com/People-To-People-Delaware-Chapter-174564359244967/
  • Del Tech-Wilmington Campus(2004-2017) Retired.

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