Brad Wyand

Brad Wyand talks to visitors at The Point overlooking the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.
Brad Wyand talks to visitors at The Point overlooking the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.

National Park Service

My interest in history began when I was 8 with my first visit to Harpers Ferry and other parks in the area. My interest in history soon turned into a passion and then a hobby. Living in this area all of my life proved to be a great advantage, I was surrounded by history. I started with Civil War living history when I was 16, it was then that I realized that I love sharing history with the public.

I returned to Harpers Ferry in the winter of 2005 to volunteer for the Christmas program. While here I learned of the intern program the park has, I saw it as a great opportunity for a start in my public history career. Needless to say, my summer here has been much more than a start towards my career. Working here this summer presented me with opportunities I would not have been given anywhere else. I was able to staff and interpret more than 10 exhibits ranging from a dry goods store to a blacksmith shop. I was able to research the history and the stories of Harpers Ferry and the surrounding areas. I interpreted to hundreds of visitors from all over the world. I also worked with great people who share the same passions that I do; as well as making many new friendships that will last a life time. My experience here at Harpers Ferry has been a one of a kind opportunity and one that I will never forget.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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