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Elizabeth Reese

Elizabeth Reese is a public historian whose work focuses on the American Revolution and the Early Republic. In addition to receiving the 2015 Scott Hartwig Public History Fellowship at the Civil War Institute, Elizabeth has spent over a decade as an interpreter at federal historic sites, including the Hamilton Grange National Memorial and the United States Capitol. Throughout her career, she has developed programs on civil rights, women's history, and the founding if America. 

Elizabeth is the Associate Manager of Marketing at the Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House. She is also the chair of The American Friends of Lafayette Bicentennial Committee for Washington, D.C. She is currently working towards the completion of her Master of Arts in American History from Gettysburg College, where her research centers on the early American republic, especially as it involves relationships between men and women and public memory.

Her book, Marquis de Lafayette Returns: A Tour of America’s National Capital Region, was published by The History Press in 2024.