About Me

Lauren Markewicz is a public historian who lives and works in the depths of Saskatchewan, Canada. She is a graduate of Carleton University’s Master of Public History program and specializes in Canadian history. Lauren has worked in the fields of education and interpretation for over a decade: at historic sites, national parks, schools, and universities.

Lauren Markewicz Fort Langley Portrait
Lauren Markewicz, in her natural habitat, nerding out about history at work.

She worked for several years in the wilds of Elk Island National Park, where she regularly blurred the lines between “national park” and “historic site.” When she wasn’t making visitors passionate about the history of bison, she taught children and adults essential woodland survival skills, fun facts about wildlife, and how to find bison. Lauren enjoyed being caught in “bison jams” instead of traffic jams on her way to work. She asked so many questions about bison history that she ended up writing a book about it.

Lauren worked as a costumed historical interpreter at Fort Edmonton Park for four years, and spent a season at Fort Langley National Historic Site, and enjoys learning and teaching history by embodying it.

Now she lives and works in Prince Albert National Park, where she has regular close encounters of the elk kind and has taken to reading huge books of history on the beach on her time off. (As one does.)

Lauren’s views are, of course, her own, and are not representative of any of the sites where she has worked or does work.

Drop Lauren a line at lamarkewicz@gmail.com or at her Twitter feed.

Publications and Research Projects

Lauren has worked as a contributing author, a historical consultant, or as a research assistant for numerous public history projects. If you would like to employ her for your own research project, contact her at lamarkewicz@gmail.com.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: (Re)visiting Fort Edmonton Park Part IV: the 1846 Fort and the return to 2013 | History Research Shenanigans

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks for this blog. I am currently putting together a podcast episode about the NWMP and the relationship with the Indigenous peoples in the late 19th century. I appreciated your thoughts and source information about trying to imagine the context within which the inception of the NWMP was contemplated. I hope to quote from your piece on the Fort Walsh visit.
    Thanks, again!
    Steve Wyer

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