Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Author Feature: Jared Frederick

Jared Frederick has a lifelong passion for American History. His many books include Images of Modern America: Gettysburg National Military Park and various historical books for young adults.

Prior to his career in academia, Frederick served as a park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Following the Battle of Gettysburg sesquicentennial in 2013, Jared received the park’s Incentive Award for his contributions during the commemoration.

Jared has long been involved in the world of Public History, including historical interpretation and development at numerous sites. He has completed projects in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Pennsylvania Civil War 150, and a multitude of state and national organizations. As an active reenactor, he believes the past can be taught in spheres beyond the traditional classroom.

Having served as a commentator on the American Battlefield Trust’s Civil War in Four series, Frederick has also appeared on C-SPAN, PBS, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, National Park Service productions, and various online documentaries. In 2019, he acted as a guest host on Turner Classic Movies for the channel’s 25th anniversary.

Frederick currently serves as an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona, where he specializes in various realms of American History and civic engagement.

Jared is available to present a broad range of historical lectures and presentations. Visit to learn more.

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