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Heather Huyck

Research Associate

Office: Swem Library 104
Email: [[hahuyc]]

Background

Heather Huyck has her PhD in American History and her MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Minnesota and her BA in American History from Carleton College. She has been a public historian since first working for the National Park Service as a Junior Historian (park interpreter) in 1971 at George Washington's Birthplace in Virginia. Since then she has worked for the National Park Service as a researcher, interpreter, resource manager, strategic planner, manager and historian. She has dealt with everything from the Furnishing Plan for Herbert Hoover's school to Dutch Elm disease on the National Mall to developing a set of measurable outcomes for cultural resources. Including her American Historical Association Congressional Fellowship, she spent 8 1/2 years working for the House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands. There she did the professional staff work for 81 enacted laws, including the Abandoned Shipwreck Act, the establishment of Natchez National Historical Park, the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act and the Commemorative Works Act. She has been an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer for 10 years and has spoken and written about public history and women's history. She has visited 294 (of 388) national park units. Currently she is researching the management history of Green Springs National Historic Landmark District and is finishing the NPS Colonial Sites website. She has taught Introduction to Public History, Women's History/Women's Sites, American Memory/American History, and America's National Parks/America's Past.