Mike Vidmar

Certified 2019


Mike graduated from Bowling Green State University and earned a master’s degree in School Library Media from McDaniel College. Recently retired, he taught elementary school for 38 years in Ohio and Maryland.

He moved to Harpers Ferry in 1987 and immediately began to take advantage of the outdoor and historic opportunities the area offered. He was a member of the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table, and volunteered at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park. After retiring from teaching, he began volunteering at Harpers Ferry National Park, assisting visitors and presenting a Tour of the Day.

Mike enjoys the outdoors and has biked the entire C & O Canal Towpath along with hiking various parts of the Appalachian Trail. He can also be seen exploring the nearby Antietam and Gettysburg Battlefields, and through his genealogical research discovered his 2nd great uncle was a Civil War soldier in the 74th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment.