About Brian Pohanka

Brian C. Pohanka (1955-2005)

Brian PohankaBrian Pohanka was a graduate of Sidwell Friends School and Dickinson College, where he majored in history. His passion for 19th and 20th-century military history and Civil War reenacting was legendary, and he was widely recognized as a leading authority on the Battle of Little Bighorn. The internship program, which makes it possible for students to spend their summers at sites that played a huge role in Pohanka’s life, cultivating conversations with public audiences, is a fitting tribute to his legacy.