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Julia (Julie) Diddell

Julia (Julie) Diddell is appearing as a member of the Westfield Historical Society. She has been a Westfield, NJ resident since 1984.  

Among the many organizations for which she is involved in, she is a volunteer Director on the Board for the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association and the State Chair for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route New Jersey (W3R-NJ). She produces events, recruits new members, provides governance, and works to grow the organizations through social media marketing, grant writing, and networking. 

Her recent history focused work with the Westfield Historical Society is directed at assembling and managing a team to research and then to create an interpretive plan for lesser-known stories and themes about the inclusive composition of the Continental Army. The Continental Army marched through Westfield in August 1781 in route to Yorktown, VA in order to wage the victorious siege that was the last major engagement of the Revolutionary War. Using research to uncover and rediscover historical records and to further develop programs and interpretive resources, this project is a model for connecting the community to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. 

Julie is also a co-chair for the America 250th commemoration activities in Westfield and has been a driving force behind educating the public about Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in New Jersey. 

Professionally, Julie is a Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist for Ortho Care, Inc. in Westfield, a company she founded and has owned since 1996. She is also a Licensed Registered Nurse in New Jersey. 

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