Who Am I?
I was born a curious child, always up in my grandparent’s attic or in the cedar chests and hall closets, taking down photos and mementos that had been hidden away long before I was born. I would go to my grandparents with these objects and ask for the stories behind them.
And now, here we are.
Born and raised in Santa Ana, California.
I study people in history.
Histories that turn the narrative on its head. Taking the perception of what we think we know of an event or a people and uncovering those stories that disrupt and cause the need to revisit what we think we know. This is the search for the best and truest version of history.
I am a historian, archivist, conservator, preservationist and follower of the cult of Studs Terkel.
Copyright Dylan Almendral 2023