My name is Nick Sacco. I was born (1987) and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, for two years, and am now back in St. Louis working full-time as a Park Guide with the National Park Service at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.
I hold two Bachelor of Arts degrees in History Education and Music Performance (Electric and Upright Bass) from Lindenwood University (2011) and a Master’s degree in History with a concentration in Public History from IUPUI (2014). I am also a certified teacher of Social Studies, grades 5-12. I am a member of the National Council on Public History, Pi Gamma Mu, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Phi Alpha Theta.
I have been involved with public history since 2010 and have previously worked for the National Council on Public History, the Indiana State House, the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center, and as a teaching assistant for the Orchard Farm School District in St. Charles, Missouri. To read more about my professional experiences, take a look at my Curriculum Vitae.
My interest in this blog is twofold. First, I would like to use it as an outlet for my writing and research endeavors, which focus mostly on 19th Century American History, although there are other topics of interest to me. More importantly, I want to discuss strategies for educating people of all ages about the importance of history in our lives today. Reading a book about history is a good start towards obtaining knowledge about the past; being able to write about and communicate that knowledge to others in an effective manner is a whole other challenge I hope to meet through this blog.