2020 Bearss Fellowship Award Recipient Announced

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Grand Canyon Nationwide Park Ranger Jeremy Childs (r) with Ed Bearss. Former NPS Chief Historian, and namesake of the Bearss Fellowship.

News Launch Day: February 26, 2020

Call: Grand Canyon Nationwide Park Business of Communications, 928-638-7779

Grand Canyon, AZ – The Nationwide Park Company (NPS) is delighted to announce that the 2020 Edwin C. Bearss Background Fellowship has been awarded to Jeremy Childs, a member of Grand Canyon Nationwide Park’s Interpretation Division at the South Rim Village.

Childs is operating full time at Grand Canyon Nationwide Park though finishing a master’s diploma in background from Arizona State University.

Childs attributes his tutorial concentrate of ‘unsilencing’ figures in background and furnishing them with a voice to inspiring him to imagine about background otherwise and dig further into tales that are generally forgotten. Making use of the park’s analysis library and archival records, he’s focused his investigate on Grand Canyon and the Countrywide Park Service.

Previous 12 months, Childs developed and offered an night program honoring the 150th anniversary of the Powell Expedition, the first known traverse of the Colorado River in 1869.

“Considerably of the expedition is accredited to John Powell, so I wanted to attribute the stories of the nine crewmembers, not only in the course of the 96-working day journey, but ahead of and immediately after it much too,” additional Childs.

Childs is on the lookout forward to kicking off a new night software this summer time and completing his master’s in October 2020. The evening system will be a lantern-led wander by means of the Grand Canyon Countrywide Park Pioneer Cemetery, providing a tour of the Nationwide Park Support through 6 former NPS park superintendents interred there.

Childs transferred to Grand Canyon in May possibly 2017, from Stones River Countrywide Battlefield, Tennessee, in which he beforehand labored with Edwin Bearss on many instances.

“I know and regard his do the job, so to be advised in his business is rather an honor,” said Childs.

Historian Frances Kennedy lately known as to congratulate Jeremy for his successful application. Kennedy and her spouse, the late NPS Director Roger Kennedy, endowed the fellowship in honor of Edwin Bearss, who served as NPS Main Historian from 1981 to 1994. The Kennedys’ generous present supports NPS employees’ graduate-amount studies in American Background or American Reports and is administered in partnership with the Countrywide Park Basis.

Congratulations to Jeremy for his accomplishment, and his commitment to strengthening and increasing capacities for skilled record throughout the Countrywide Park Service.

Nature, Lifestyle, and Historical past at the Grand Canyon: https://grcahistory.org/

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