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Mark Hall-Patton Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Religion, Wife :: Bio

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Personal Details Summary
Name Mark Hall-Patton
Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB Born in 1954. As of 2024, he is around 70 years old.
Wedding & Marriage / Wife / Spouse / Partner / Engaged Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.
Children / No. of Kids 2
Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race White
Nationality American
What illness did Mark Hall Patton have? Mark is healthy and alive. No health-related issues have been reported about him.
Biography / Profile Background

Introduction :

Mark Hall-Patton is a husband, author, TV personality as well as a museum administrator, working for both public and private non-profit museums with years of experience within his industry.

Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :

  • Mark was originally born and raised in Santa Ana, Orange County, California.
  • He currently lives near Las Vegas in the city of Henderson, Nevada.
  • He is married to his wife, Dr. Colleen Hall-Patton. Dr. Colleen is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Nevada.
  • The couple first met in high school but got closer only after a few high school reunions. The pair have now been together for over four decades.
  • Both Mark and Colleen were raised Roman Catholics. Mark was still practising his faith at the time they got married. As a result of Colleen having fallen out with the church, the priest in our parish refused to marry them, but luckily, they found another pastor who would.
  • The couple has two children, son Joseph Hall-Patton and daughter Ellen Messinger-Patton.

Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info

  • Mark attended Saddleback High School, a four-year secondary school in Santa Ana, California.
  • In 1972, he attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he gained his Bachelor of Arts in History.
  • Later, he attended the University of Delaware in 1976 where he majored in American History and Museology.

Career, Income, Salary and Net Worth :

  • In 1983, Mark became the founding Director of the Anaheim Museum, which is located in Southern California.
  • Shortly after, he worked his way up to becoming the Director of the San Luis Obispo County Museum in 1985.
  • Years later, he became the Museum Administrator of Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum, located at the McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, in 1993.
  • In 2007, Mark became the Museum Administrator of Clark County, Nevada, and is still holding this current position to this day.
  • Mark is the author of two books titled ‘Memories of the Land: Place Names of San Luis Obispo County’ and ‘Asphalt Memories: Origins of some of the Street Names of Clark County.’
  • He has also written & produced over four hundred articles and forty-eight local history videos that have been professionally published.

Fun Facts, Height and Trivia :

  • Mark’s unofficial nickname is ‘The Beard of Knowledge.’ He often does not charge money for his knowledgeable expertise in his field, as he believes ‘history is priceless.’
  • In 2009, he hosted a live interview program on C4 television in the Las Vegas Valley.
  • He is also a frequenting visitor on the History Channel’s
    hit show Pawn Stars as a regular expert.
  • Referring to Pawn Stars, Mark explained in one interview “They initially wanted me on the show to comment and give value on a piece of clothing. I thought it would be a one off appearance, as I did not think the show would gain popularity. But seeing as the network liked filming with me and the show gained more credibility, I became a regular on the series”.
  • Mark was originally not paid for his time on Pawn Stars, but the production company gave the Clark County Museum a small donation each time he showed his presence on the show.
  • He also starred in other TV programmes such as American Restoration and Mysteries at the Museum.
  • Mark served on the California Association of Museums and Western Museums Association boards, & was a member of the Board of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, & the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.

11 thoughts on “Mark Hall-Patton Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Religion, Wife :: Bio”

  1. The Beard of Knowledge will become the Sublime Noble Grand Humbug of E Clampus Vitus this year, 2024. A more noble person could not be found anywhere in the ECV universe. The fraternity could not be in better hands!

  2. Mark is my favorite person on Pawn Stars. I love history and I’ve learned a lot from Mark on the show. I would love to talk to him face to face but it can’t happen because I will never make it to Vegas. I wish the History Channel would make a show with Mark as the host. GOD bless you Mark and keep on educating me and everyone else.

  3. I have a map of Ireland published by the Royal Irish Academy for Harry Mar Gary. I would like to find out a fair price for it.

  4. I have an old rubber ball that fell out of a wall my husband was helping a friend redo. It was a very old house. The ball is embossed with images of Kaiser Wilhelm, it is an anniversary recognition ball with the dates of his reign. I want to send you pictures of it but I don’t have a phone number or other place to send it to you. Could you please look at it for me? I am ok to pay you. I am a history buff, and this fascinates me.

  5. Bless his sole Lord and his family. I pray for Mikey…my old buddy from the punk rock days. Mark told me he was my biggest fan of my art music and prop building. That was a great moment for me since nobody knows who I am. He amazed me to no end. I will always miss him. I just tried to call him and you know the rest.

  6. Mark,

    In 1954, Hurricane Carol blew the steeple off the Old North Church. The damage was roped off but as police were looking the other way, my grandfather picked up a single brick, hide it in his newspaper and walked away. What would you guess it might be worth it.


  7. This is for Mark Hall Patton.

    I met you a few years back at a SEMA show. I must say it was a very nice greeting and is well remembered. I have a friend who has a number of world two maps from France and Germany that shows troop movements both allied and German. Could these maps have any value?

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