Education Fellowship

The paid Heurich Education Fellowship serves as an educational program for graduate and postgraduate-level students, providing firsthand experience in public history.

Fellows undertake scholarly research, create interpretive content, and host empathy-based tours for the public.

Meet the Fellows

Grace Conroy

Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Grace Conroy is currently attending American University for a master's degree in Public History. Her tour focuses on the women of the Heurich household and how they interacted with staff and family members, as well as their influence over house decorations.

Lillie Ortloff

Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Lillie Ortloff is in her first year of the Public History Master's program at American University. The tour she has developed is focused on the lives of the Heurich House staff - who they were, what their time there was like, and their relationships with the Heurich family.

Kerry Reed

Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Kerry is a graduate student at George Mason University studying World History with an emphasis on Latin American history. He is particularly interested in how the public engages with history. He developed a discussion-based tour designed exploring the public and private identity creation process of the Heurich family and household staff. 

Past Fellows

Kai Walther

Spring - Fall 2022

An August 2022 graduate of American University's Public History program and current Operations and Program Manager at the Heurich House Museum, Kai Walther developed a tour focused on German immigrant experiences in and around the Heurich House. On the tour, visitors explore how gender, family background, age, and class impacted the journeys and identity creation of immigrant household workers, family members, and craftspeople.

Connor Carlson

Spring - Fall 2022

Researched stories related to specific historic spaces in the home.

Jenna Goff

Spring - Fall 2022

Reasearched the Spirtualist movement and religion of the Heurich family.