Keilah Spann named NPS Southeast Region Historian


Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA), Director of Heritage Programs, Keilah Spann accepted a position as Regional Historian of the Southeast Region with the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). In this capacity, Spann will continue to forge collaborative partnerships with history practitioners throughout the region to apply innovations to cultural resource management within the NPS.

Spann joined CRNHA in January 2014, providing oversight and management of the Cane River NHA Grant Program. Accomplishments during her tenure as Director of Programs include: the restoration of Nicolas Augustin Metoyer’s Tomb at St. Augustine Catholic Church; the organization and planning of a national conference entitled, “Resistance, Escape, Community: Opposition to Slavery in the 19th Century Deep South”; and most recently, completing the nomination of Caroline Dormon’s Briarwood Nature Preserve in Saline to the U.S. Department of Interior National Register of Historic Places.

CRNHA wishes Keilah all the best as she begins this next chapter in her career.