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Heather Reed Joins Staff of Grady McWhiney Foundation


ABILENE, Texas –The Grady McWhiney Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Heather Reed has joined the staff as program and site manager for the Buffalo Gap Historic Village. Heather comes with a decade of experience in the museum and public history field, as well as a BA in History and Tourism from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and a MA in Public History from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Previous to her relocation to Texas, Heather worked at Gettysburg National Military Park, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Historic Oak View County Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, Orange County Historical Society and Museum, Hillsborough, North Carolina, Athens County Historical Society and Museum, Athens, Ohio, and Amazement Square Children’s Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has worked with numerous interns and is now employing this extensive experience to the benefit of our community as the Buffalo Gap Historic Village moves into its next half century of preserving and teaching the history of Near West Texas.

Residents interested in volunteering at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village or college students looking for an internship opportunity should contact Heather at (325) 572-3974. She will be actively involved in delivering the Heritage and Cultural Tourism program for the School of Business and for the Department of History at McMurry.