Scott Vierick, CIP

Senior Historian and Interpretive Planner | Intrepid Interpreter

History encompasses a vast universe of stories, relationships, complications, triumphs, and tragedies. My work involves investigating these stories and identifying the strongest mediums to share them with the public.
Work at HAI

Senior historian and interpretive planner Scott Vierick has worked with numerous clients to create compelling history-based products, including interpretive plans, formal reports, social media posts, exhibits, and smartphone apps. His projects at HAI have involved traveling to Civil War battlefields during snowstorms and battling mosquitoes at Everglades National Park to collaborate with clients and deliver compelling historical narratives.

Scott has created content for large and small exhibits, online timelines, and smartphone apps. He has worked with museums, historic houses, and several battlefields on interpretive planning projects. Scott has led several high-resolution image acquisition projects and headed research efforts to help clients find answers to their historical questions.

His clients include:

  • American Battlefield Trust
  • Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
  • Dallas Holocaust Museum
  • Frisco Heritage Museum
  • Healthcare Distribution Alliance
  • National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Pearson Education
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Preservation Maryland
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • Virginia Beach History Museums
  • White House Historical Association
  • Whitesbog Preservation Trust

His research specialties include:

  • Military and federal standards and specifications
  • Congressional records
  • Image research and acquisition
  • The French and Indian War, Revolutionary, and Federalist eras
  • The Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras
Path to HAI

Prior to working at HAI, Scott worked as an employee for the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and as an educator at the White House Historical Association (WHHA). In addition to his role at HAI, Scott is also a History Interpreter at Mount Vernon, where he provides tours to guests from all around the world. He is also a contributor to Mount Vernon’s digital encyclopedia, a free resource for those interested in learning more about the 18th century. 

Scott graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in history and government. In 2021, he received his master of public administration (MPA) from Virginia Tech. He holds a certificate in museum management from the Virginia Association of Museums and a graduate certificate in public administration from the University of Virginia. Scott serves on the Alexandria Archeological Commission and is a member of the board of the Alexandria Historical Society.

In 2022, he became a Certified Interpretive Planner (CIP).