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Gettysburg College, Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
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Public History, American Revolution, Post-Revolutionary America, Early Republic, Public Memory, Aaron Burr, Marquis de Lafayette
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About Me

Elizabeth Reese is an independent public historian. With historical interpretive experience at federal sites, she uses public history to encourage people of all ages to connect with the history around them.

Elizabeth’s work is focused on the American Revolution and Early Republic. In addition to receiving the 2015 Scott Hartwig Public History Fellowship at the Civil War Institute, Elizabeth has spent over a decade as an interpreter at federal historic sites, including Hamilton Grange National Memorial and the United States Capitol. Throughout her career, she has developed programs on civil rights, women’s history, and Founding America.

Elizabeth is the Associate Manager of Marketing at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House. She is also the chair of The American Friends of Lafayette Bicentennial Committee for Washington, D.C. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts from Hofstra University (2013) and is currently working on a Master of Arts in American History from Gettysburg College (2026).

Recent Publications

Marquis de Lafayette Returns: A Tour of America’s National Capital Region, The History Press 2024

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Government, Local & Regional, Public History