Historian Megan Anderson manages projects, conducts research, and writes content for a number of museum exhibits and interpretive planning projects. She has drafted content and researched visual content for clients such as the National WWII Museum, the American Battle Monuments Commission, and the Tennessee State Museum. She assisted in the development of several different Civil War Trust mobile apps for Appomattox, Richmond, Brandy Station, and the Overland Campaign sites. She also helped produce resources for Social Studies education, particularly digital textbooks.
In addition to her work in the exhibit and interpretive fields, Megan has managed and worked on a number of projects relating to environmental litigation. For these matters, she has conducted research at numerous repositories across the country, from city and municipal archives to local historical societies.
Prior to joining History Associates, Megan interned at the Maryland State Archives with the Special Collections department. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2011 with a BA in History and English. During her time at St. Mary’s, she was in the Paul H. Nitze Scholars Program and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta. Her senior thesis, “That Which Remains: The Interplay of Memory, Fact, and Fiction in Holocaust Remembrance,” studied the inseparability of the literary and historical in Holocaust memoirs, literature, and films.