Lauren Roedner '13 is currently curating an exhibit at Musselman Library Special Collections entitled, “Slaves, Soldiers, Citizens: African American Artifacts of the Civil War Era."
Originally from Maine, Lauren is currently a senior at Gettysburg College studying History, Africana Studies and Civil War Era Studies. During her academic career, Lauren has presented at several national conferences including the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research as well as the Council of Undergraduate Research Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. This past fall she also spoke at the DC Historical Studies conference on her own research involving post-war contrabands. During the summer of 2012, she worked for the National Park Service at Arlington House, Robert E. Lee Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, conducting genealogical research to find living descendants of Lee-Custis slaves. In addition, she also worked in the development department of the Civil War Trust, a national non-profit organization in Washington, DC devoted to preserving Civil War battlefield lands. Her work at the Trust focused on donor marketing and donor recognition.
Lauren accepted a new job in September 2012 as the Archives and Collections Assistant at the Adams County Historical Society. Her position will continue full time after graduation before she pursues a graduate degree in Archival Studies.