Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Amanda Sherry is originally from southeastern Pennsylvania near the site of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. She went to school in Pittsburgh, where she received her BA in Anthropology (PITT '12) and MA in Public History (Duquesne '16). Amanda started her career with the National Park Service at Hopewell Furnace in 2017 as the seasonal Museum Technician, returning for the 2018 season. In 2019 she was the shared Community Volunteer Ambassador between Hopewell Furnace and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Amanda is dedicated to celebrating local histories by fitting them into the larger national narrative and looks to increase volunteer and community engagement while celebrating the history and stories of Hopewell Furnace. In her second term, Amanda hopes to strengthen the volunteer corps and increase their engagement throughout the park, develop new programs, and spread awareness of Hopewell Furnace to the surrounding area.