Tegan D’Arcangelis Baiocchi

6 Jun

Tegan in SienaOnce upon a time, there was a very romantic and detailed description of who I thought I was in 2009 when I wrote it. Of course, things change, intentions change, priorities change, so blog posts change as well. I’m not saying that what was once written here wasn’t true, it’s just that I don’t think I need as many words to describe me as I used to. I think that is what motherhood must do to a person. Cut out the fuzz. Keep everything short, sweet, and to the point. Done.

So this is who I am.
Today. And maybe tomorrow.

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My name is Tegan D’Arcangelis Baiocchi. I am 29 years old and I grew up in Flushing, Michigan. My dad owns an Italian restaurant, and my mom worked for General Motors until she retired. I have a younger sister.

I am married and we have a two-year-old daughter named Lucca Pearl. She is named after the city in Italy and my grandmothers.

I love history. I wrote my first local history essay in fifth grade.  I have a BA in Public History from Western Michigan University and an MS in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. I also love genealogy. I started researching my family tree in the seventh grade. And I am very good at it. Here is my family tree page.

I have worked a lot of different jobs, including

  • architectural historian
  • assistant program coordinator
  • Civil War diary transcriber
  • fitting room / sales support association
  • waitress / dishwasher
  • grocery store clerk
  • music store clerk
  • piano teacher

I have lived a lot of different places over the past eight years, including

  • Valley, Alabama
  • Newnan, Georgia
  • Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  • Hermitage, Pennsylvania
  • Durand, Michigan
  • Grand Blanc, Michigan
  • Flushing, Michigan
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan

That pretty much sums up the basics about me. I’m sure there are more things I should include, but this will do for now.

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6 Responses to “Tegan D’Arcangelis Baiocchi”

  1. Kevin J. Tufnell August 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    I just discovered your works and am enjoying what you’ve put on line. This was precipitated by a visit to a spot I enjoyed as a child: Moores Pool in Lansing, MI. I took some pictures of that pool yesterday and placed them on my Facebook page and received a few comments there, but had many phone calls today from people asking me where that pool is located. I chuckled because most of these folks are longtime residents of Lansing and are totally unaware of the gem we have in this swimming pool.

  2. tegannouveau August 8, 2009 at 12:23 am #

    Hi Kevin! I’m so glad that you enjoyed my site. It is amazing how many people don’t know about the pool in Lansing, but even more amazing that people across the country that have similar Bintz pools don’t know how many there are or were or how they are all connected. I hope you continue to keep in touch! :)

  3. Kevin Tufnell October 4, 2009 at 5:33 am #

    How wonderful that you have such a passion for history. Have you discovered anything interesting in PA?

    • tegannouveau October 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

      I’m still exploring my corner of Pennsylvania and have found some neat things, but nothing that has really excited me yet. The cemeteries are pretty neat, especially the Italian – Slovak cemeteries because their tradition (starting in the 1910s and 1920s) was to fix ceramic photographs of the buried person to the stone. I will have to look into this a little more and post a blog about it. I’ve also joined the Hermitage Historical Society, which will be fun. I will keep you posted!

  4. Rick Reiley May 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I just wanted to thank you for your attention to Bintz Pools. I live in Cushing Ok and my wife was one of the strongest advocates of restoring our Bintz pool. You know the story, It was demolished. She had contacted an engineer in upstate New York who had rehabilitated the one in North Tonawanda at a cost of 800,000. (This was several years ago.) This was a strictly political decision that had little to do with actual facts. Anyhow…..I digress….thank you for you work! I enjoyed yur contribution to Robin Dunaway’s article in the Corridor magazine.

  5. Murdock Jemerson October 15, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    Hi Tegan! I am the Director of Lansing Parks and Recreation. We operate the Bintz’ swimming pool at Moores Park. I was also the Director of Parks and Recreation in Flint, Michigan and during my tenure razed both Kearsley and Thread Lake swimming pools. Please e-mail me back. I have some questions for you.

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