Casey (Lauger) Heilman is a graduate of The University of Findlay where she earned her bachelors in History. For over 7 years she served as the Living History Coordinator for a small 1847 first person historical site in Findlay, Ohio. While there she further developed the heritage garden, made improvements to the site’s volunteer program, and more than doubled regular attendance.
At present, Casey is a regular contributing writing for The Homefront Herold, a publication that focus on life during the American Civil War. She feels honored for the opportunity and relishes the chance to broaden her own and others knowledge of the time period.
Although this is Casey’s first year presenting at CivCel, it is not the first time presenting at a conference. In the past, she has given presentations for ALFAM, MCWCC, and other institutions. Some of the topics she has presented on include historic interpretation, laundry, and common kitchen gadgets.
When she is not researching the 19th century, Casey can be found spending time in her large vegetable garden, managing her Facebook blog “The History Hag”, or volunteering as program coordinator for the 1867 The Jones Mansion in Findlay, Ohio.
In 2016 she married her best friend and inherited a nine year-old son. The three of them live in Ada, Ohio with their two cats Rue & Stitch, a lizard named Sookie, a dozen chickens, and a Dorkin Rooster named Nagan.
Casey is happy to have the opportunity to present at this year’s conference