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Hannah Chaney

NPS National Capital Area

February 2022

Hannah Chaney is a native of Western Maryland and is from the rural town of
Clear Spring. As a child, her family would go camping at Fort Frederick State
Park and visit other sites from the area’s rich history. It is this that would inspire
her love of history and ultimately her career path. Hannah went to Shepherd
University where she studied Historic Preservation and Public History with a
minor in Environmental Science. During her time at the university, she would
have two internships with the National Park Service. One was working with the
C&O Canal interpreting the history of Ferry Hill Plantation. Using what she
learned at this site she did her senior thesis on how to interpret the canal town,
which used to be situated on the property, at the visitor center. The second was
an Education Internship at Antietam National Battlefield where she assisted the
education team with school programs and educating students and visitors alike
on the Battle of Antietam. In December 2017, Hannah graduated with her B.A. in
History. After serving as the CVA at Antietam National Battlefield for three years,
Hannah is excited to support CVAs in the National Capital Area as the CVA
Leader for the region!