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Sean Hanke

Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National
Historic Site

February 2022

Sean is the 2022 Community Volunteer Ambassador for the Longfellow House-Washington's
Headquarters National Historic Site. Raised in Brooklyn, NY and then Amherst, MA by two exhibit
designer parents, Sean has been exposed to and interested in museum work from a young age. At the
University of Vermont where they majored in Anthropology and minored in Theater, an internship at the
Fleming Museum of Art fed into their love of sharing stories with the public through art and material
history. This was only bolstered through their time at an archaeological field school in Achill, Ireland,
where they saw how meaningful local history is to small communities. As CVA, Sean hopes to
strengthen their skills in a vital aspect of museum work, involving and engaging the community and
connecting locals to the history of the area.

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