Rebecca Suerdieck

     Rebecca  Suerdieck currently serves

as the Curator for Archive Williamsburg

and Historic Sites Manager

for the Sacred Heritage Foundation 

 Rebecca Suerdieck

2021 National Teacher Of The Year

2021 Recipient: Congressional Commendation

2020  Recipient: National Medal Of Distinction

      Rebecca Suerdieck was recognized for her contributions to Education of Colonial History and Women's History. Her self-initiated Research and Living History Portrayal of "Marye Bucke" has reached countless audiences all over the Country.  The National Medal Of Distinction is the highest Award given by the Daughters Of The American Revolution. 

     Rebecca is a Graduate of Virginia Tech with a Degree in History and Education. Her advanced studies include Rare Book  Librarianship,  Photograph & Paper Conservation, and and Archaeology. Her impressive Resume includes Colonial Williamsburg; the Library Of Congress; and  Smithsonian Institute, American History Museum, Photo Collection. 


     She has researched, written and published several books on Colonial History,  including a Guide to English Country Dancing and an Archaeology Report of Charles Church in York County, Virginia. Ongoing research includes mapping and cataloging 17th and 18th century Anglican Churches in Tidewater Virginia in a self-funded initiative called the 1680 Church Project.

     Rebecca spends her time researching, creating new content and exploring new ways to engage with audiences in this Digital Age.  She actively advocates for Historic Preservation and will be hosting a Virginia History Conference in 2023. 

Accolades & Acknowledgements

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in recognition for significant contribution to the preservation of Williamsburg history.

Presented by Virginia Delegate Mike Mullin 

June 15, 2021

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Rebecca Suerdieck newspaper article January 2021

2021 National Award Winner

"Teacher Of The Year"

in recognition for my

Peer Interpreter Program designed for Youth Programs at Historic Jamestown

presented by the

National Society Daughters

of Colonial Wars

June 2, 2021

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2020 National Award Winner of
the National Medal Of Distinction
Designation of 
"A Woman Of Excellence"

for superior contribution
to the Education
Of American History
Awarded by the 
American History Committee,
Daughters Of the American Revolution

March 3, 2020
Marye Bucke newspaper article September 2008
Marye Bucke newspaper article November 2008