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Claire Affinito

Antietam National Battlefield

February 2022

Claire Affinito is the Community Volunteer Ambassador for Antietam National Battlefield. Born in
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, she grew up surrounded by rich history. Throughout her high school and
college years, she volunteered at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Her years at Harpers Ferry
fostered her passion for teaching and stewardship. She attended Shepherd University where she
received dual bachelor’s degrees in History and Secondary Social Studies Education. During her time at
Shepherd University, she received an internship at Antietam National Battlefield where she provided
educational and interpretive programming to visitors of all ages. Following this internship, she returned
to Antietam to serve three terms with Conservation Legacy and AmeriCorps where she continued to
develop her love for preserving and interpreting historic sites. She recently completed her master’s
degree in History at Boston University. She is excited to return to Antietam where she hopes to expand
community outreach and volunteer programs to allow others to foster their love for history.

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