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Jen Ratliff

is a public historian with a passion for preserving, advocating for, and sharing local history. While earning a B.A. from Salem State University in Public History, she created multiple exhibits and digital projects for both Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Salem State University Archives, spotlighting items from their collections and the stories behind them. She continues to consult and collaborate with local cultural heritage organizations and authors, using her background in strategic digital marketing to better engage their audiences with history.

Jen is currently pursuing a MLIS, concentrated in Archives Management, from Simmons University. Jen shares her love for local history on her blog, History by the Sea, as well as her Facebook group, Salem History Exchange. She recently partnered with Herbal Candle Co. on a line of Salem inspired candles and prints to benefit historic preservation.