Meredith Bean McMath

Profile Updated: February 22, 2021
Meredith Bean
Meredith Bean


Meredith Bean


Meredith Bean


Yes! Attending Reunion
Class Year 1975
Residing In Leesburg, VA USA
Spouse/Partner Chuck McMath
Occupation Historian, Author, Playwright
Children Palmer Lee McMath, born 1989

Inspired by Ray Anderson's history classes, I majored in History at William and Mary.

From here on out, I'm going to do the equivalent of bragging about myself, so feel free to skip this.

So... I went on to work at museums like the National Museum of American History. Then I started creating public programs for museums and preservation organizations, wrote history articles, books (Co-wrote the Legacy of Lincoln for The Idiots Guide series, I kid you not), as well as historic fiction. Also co-created two history documentaries, one of which aired on the History Channel. My favorite is still out there on YouTube:

My focus is on Civil War and Women's History. I've won some accolades, with the one closest to my heart the League of Women Voters' Award for making "a significant contribution to advancing the awareness of women's history". That's for you, Ray!

Other life is as a theatre director and producer and the Manager of my company, Run Rabbit Run Productions, Inc., which (born out of creating documentaries and history programs).

Thing of which I'm most proud is writing the concept and libretto of "Norton: A Civil War Opera" with Composer David Chavez ( ). That's the tops, thus far.

Ray, I will never, ever be able to thank you enough.

School Story

So many! Let's see... the day we all waited in the hallways with the teachers, because we'd heard a rumor that a high school was going streak us. No such luck.

Dr. Lloyd in Physics? Jumping off his desk to indicate a particular formula...

General adoration of every student there, because we all shared the same need for free thought and no formal expectations. God, I loved it.

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