Tim O'Gorman is the former Director of the US Army Quartermaster Museum at Ft. Lee, Virginia, retiring after 40 years of service working in a variety of civilian and Army Museums worldwide. His retirement has allowed him to pursue his other interest - commercial archaeology.

O'Gorman's research and documentation of Virginia roadside history has included Spending the Night on the Pike; A Postcard History of Motels Along U.S. Highway 1 From Richmond to Petersburg, 1920-1975 published in 2013, and Spending the Night on Virginia's Main Street; A Postcard History of Motels Along U.S. Highway 1 From Arlington to South Hill, 1920-1965, published in 2014.
Traveling Virginia's Tobacco Trail documents the roadside history of U.S. Highway 301, an important and well-traveled highway for those on the way to Florida in the 1940's and 50's.

Tim continues to serve as a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums and the U.S. Army Center of Military History, and is a member of the Society for Commercial Archaeology. His interest in old motels, tourist courts, and roadside features stem from the history they represent and the importance of documenting this rapidly disappearing historic resource.

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