“A Captivating Portrait of American History”


As the visual information intern at the National Parks of New York Harbor, Miller Bradford worked to connect and engage online visitors with the historic and cultural significance of the area’s attractions.

“Together our 11 sites, which include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Alexander Hamilton’s final home, and the mausoleum of President Ulysses S. Grant, offer a unique and captivating portrait of American history,” Miller says. “Some date as far back as the colonial era, like Federal Hall National Memorial, where George Washington was inaugurated president and where the country’s first Congress met, and as recently as the Stonewall National Monument, which was designated in 2016.

“Through social media, I tried to bridge the gap between these historical sites and their modern visitors, capturing the part they still very much play in New York City and its surrounding harbor.”

Miller, a 24-year old from Boca Raton, FL, is a three-time SCA member, having first served on a trail crew at Allegheny National Forest in 2011, and later as a multi-media intern at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. See if this sampling of her most recent videos lights your firecrackers on this Independence Day! 

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