Halley Fehner, CIP
Content Director, Exhibits and Interpretive Planning
Halley Fehner manages a variety of museum exhibit and interpretive planning projects. She conducts planning for exhibits and historic sites, drafts exhibit text, develops museum content, and conducts content and image research. Her project experience includes publication of illustrated histories on the California Rural Indian Health Board and Sentara Healthcare, as well as exhibit and mobile app projects for the National Park Service and the Civil War Trust. Halley has also conducted research for a diverse range of historical research projects, including local site histories and historic land use. Specific client work includes:
- Exhibit text writing for the White House Visitor Center, the Washington Monument, Hot Springs National Park, the Levi Jordan Plantation Historic Site, and the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
- Exhibit planning for Arlington House, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, and Pikes Peak Summit House.
- Interpretive plans for the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms, the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area, Gettysburg College, and several Civil War battlefields.
- Interpretive wayside development: Conducted research, identified images, and wrote text for interpretative signage for the First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield and Slaughter Pen Farm Battlefield.
- Smartphone app content development: Developed content for smartphone mobile tour applications for the Civil War Trust on the Fredericksburg, Cedar Creek, Chancellorsville, Petersburg, Second Manassas, Antietam, and Appomattox Battle Apps.
- Image research, securing usage rights to copyrighted images or identifying public domain images free of restrictions for museums and visitors centers.
- Historical research: Examined and collected records at archives, libraries, and government repositories, such as the National Archives and the Library of Congress.
Halley is a Certified Interpretive Planner by the National Association for Interpretation. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a BA in history and English. She received the David Beers Quinn History Award in 2008 and the Alison Quinn Award in History in 2007. Halley also studied abroad at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England.