Joshua Wachuta

Joshua Wachuta


Status: PhD student in U.S. and Public History


Faculty Advisor: Ted Karamanski


MA in Public History, Loyola University Chicago, 2015

BA in History, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 2010

Research Interests

19th Century U.S. Midwest, Canadian Borderlands, American Indian History, & Public History

Awards and Fellowships

Crown Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago, 2012-2016

Conference Presentations

"Where is Darwin in a Jesuit College Library?" Crossings and Dwellings Conference. Chicago, Illinois. October 17, 2014.

"Negotiating Claims to Wisconsin: A Political History of the Ho-Chunk Treaty of 1837." Wisconsin History Symposium. Platteville, Wisconsin. April 4, 2014.

"Creole Persistence at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1836-1900." Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference. Chicago, Illinois. November 9, 2013. Awarded "Best Loyola Graduate Presentation."

Public History Projects

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. Web Developer. Loyola Public History Lab, Chicago, Illinois. 2014 to Present.

"Would You Sign a Voyageur Contract?" Interpretive Program. Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, Min. 2014.

"The Dousman House: Story of a National Historic Landmark." Presentation at the 14th annual Bits and Pieces, Prairie du Chien Historical Society, Prairie du Chien, Wis. June 25, 2011.

Fort Crawford Museum. Web Developer. Prairie du Chien Historical Society. 2009 to Present.

"Origins of the Black Hawk War." Presentation at Lincoln's Frontier: 1825-1832, Wisconsin Historical Society-Villa Louis Historic Site, Prairie du Chien, Wis. August 1-2, 2009.

Professional Experience and Internships

National Park Service - Grand Portage National Monument (Grand Portage, Min). Park Guide. May 2014 to August 2014.

Loyola University "Crossings and Dwellings" Exhibition (Chicago, Ill). Curatorial Assistant. May 2013 to July 2014.

Wisconsin Historical Society-Villa Louis Historic Site (Prairie du Chien, Wis). Historic Interpreter/Curatorial Assistant. May 2006 to August 2013.

Fort Crawford Museum (Prairie du Chien, Wis). Museum Attendant. May 2007 to August 2007.

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