About Us: Jessica Diemer-Eaton has worked in this field since 2001, serving as a museum interpreter at a recreated 17th century Munsee-Delaware village, a Native American Studies instructor for a school and camp, and an education director for a Native-focused history park. She has designed and installed exhibits, illustrated teacher packets, and trained new interpreters. Jessica continues to build life-size Native home exhibits, illustrate both online and printed educational materials, and conduct workshops for interpreters. She has published resource books and provides online articles on the subject of Woodland Indian historical culture, some of which have been published in magazines (such as Journal of the Early Americas). She has a commercial art certification from Sussex County Technical School, and she studied Anthropology at Indiana University. Raised near the Appalachian Trail in northern New Jersey, Jessica moved to Indiana in 2004. Jessica’s husband, Mark Eaton, was raised in Indiana and works as a machinist. He became involved in interpretation of Native history after meeting Jessica, bringing with him a background in reenacting and muzzle loading. Mark holds a bachelor’s in Theology and is the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Of Interest For Educators Seeking School Programs For Students Quick Facts Regarding Mrs. Diemer-Eaton's Background:
I have worked with... -over 58,000 students in school programs and field-trip museum tours in the last 14 years. -students from pre-school to the college level, including hosting and supervising IU student internship. -students from all walks of life - from the inner city communities of NYC to the rural towns of southern Indiana.
I have worked as... -a museum interpreter for field trip students. -a Native American Studies instructor for campers and school students. -a youth group leader for 4-H club members. -a guest speaker for youth groups and schools. -a guest instructor for special needs students. -a schedule coordinator for educational student days at events. -a Merit Badge Councilor for Boy Scouts.
Click here on Living History, Period Garments, and Our Ethics (and scroll to the bottom of the page) to view our statement and beliefs/ethics we follow when it comes to us wearing period clothing and being historical interpreters on the subject of Native American history.