Vicksburg National Military Park Superintendent Bill Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Wilson as the chief of interpretation, education and partnerships at Vicksburg National Military Park.
“We are pleased to have Brendan join the team at Vicksburg” Justice said. “His strengths in partnerships and in developing new and innovative programs will support the park well as we expand into the Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond battlefields, and work through the challenges of the damage to park roads and resources. He has hit the ground running, and I’m excited to see what he and our interpretation team can accomplish.”
Wilson comes to Vicksburg from Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park where he was the site supervisor for the Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) District. There he collaborated with partners to develop and implement innovate ways to reestablish operations for the Georgetown District
In his 15-year National Park Service career Wilson has worked throughout the country. Before C&O Canal he was the first lead park ranger at Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania where he was part of the team that developed the interpretation program and operations there. He has also served as a supervisory park ranger at Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Texas, and as a park ranger at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Wilson has a BA in history from the George Washington University and a MA in history with a concentration in public history from Northeastern University. He will be joined by his partner, Anna, and their son. They are looking forward to exploring the region and spending time with family. They both have family throughout the South including nearby in Mississippi and Alabama.