U.S. Department of the Interior recognizes Carol Hegeman with superior service award

Carol Hegeman award Dec 2014
From left, Interim Superintendent Rick Kendall, Supervisory Historian Carol Hegeman and Northeast Regional Director Mike Caldwell.

Katie Lawhon, Gettysburg NMP

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News Release Date: December 30, 2014

Contact: Katie Lawhon, (717) 334-1124, ext. 3121

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently recognized Carol Hegeman, Supervisory Historian, Eisenhower National Historic Site for superior service. Rick Kendall,Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site interim superintendent, and Mike Caldwell, regional director, presented the award.

Hegeman will retire with 42 years of federal service on January 3, 2015. She first worked at the Eisenhower Site >when it opened in 1980. Among multiple achievements, she has conducted over 200 hours of oral history interviews about the Eisenhowers in Gettysburg, and served as editor for the book,Eisenhower National Historic Site Museum Collections. Throughout her career, Hegeman has also worked at Gettysburg National Military Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

"Probably the most rewarding aspect of my job was the opportunity to conduct interviews with Eisenhower family members, friends, staff and associates,” said Hegeman.

Along with her husband, retired Gettysburg NMP Museum Specialist Paul Shevchuk, Hegeman plans to travel in retirement, and to continue contributions to the site’s oral history project, such as digitizing the interviews and making them more accessible for researchers.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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