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Clare Nelson

M.A. in Public History

Clare Nelson graduated from St. Olaf College in 2019 with a BA in History. Throughout her time at St. Olaf College and since graduating, she has been involved with several historical institutions working as a costumed interpreter, in archives, and developing exhibits. She is passionate about understanding historical institutions’ engagement in their communities and the world and is looking forward to expanding her historical and experiential knowledge to implement in her career in public history.

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Cohort: 2020

Research Interests: Local and Family History; Museums and community engagement; Colonial American history; Historical Sociology

Fieldwork experience: Hoard Historical Museum; Old World Wisconsin; Northfield Historical Society; Edina Historical Society; Hopkins Historical Society

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