Jake Wynn is currently the Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office. He is a 2015 graduate of Hood College, with degrees in history and communications arts. He has formerly worked with Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the Tourism Council of Frederick County, and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area.
Jake’s research has focused heavily on the history of the small Pennsylvania community where he grew up. The towns of Williams Valley were built upon the anthracite coal mining industry in the 19th century. That industry’s collapse in the early 20th century left behind only a shadow of the region’s former economic success.
Outside of industrial history, Jake also works in the study of Civil War history with a focus on the era’s medical practices, but also on the experience of the average soldier throughout the conflict. At Wynning History, you will see an ongoing, in-depth examination of the Civil War experiences of the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
He currently lives in Washington, DC.