The Charleston Museum welcomed a new Historic House Manager, Heather Rivet. One week after relocating to Charleston from London, ON Canada with her husband, Heather came across the open position with the Museum and jumped on the opportunity – the timing was perfect.
“When I first started telling people we were moving to Charleston, one of the most common responses was how much they loved the city! I knew there was a lot of history in the area, but I’ve been blown away by how much there is to see and do. I love the combination of having such a vibrant city to explore, with beautiful beaches just minutes away as well” Heather said.
Heather grew up taking a lot of what she would call “historical vacations” to places like Gettysburg and Williamsburg that inspired her interest and passion in history. After pursing her undergraduate degree in History and Historic Preservation and MA in Public History, Heather has worked with a number of museums and historical sites including the Betsy Ross House, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Oil Museum of Canada.
As the Museum’s new Historic House Manager, Heather would like to continue to build and develop programs or special events that provide opportunities to experience the Houses in a different way. She hopes to not only encourage people to tour the Houses, but to visit more than once. “I think what really sets the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House apart from other Homes in Charleston is being part of The Charleston Museum. With such a wonderful Museum collection and Archives, we have the ability to provide a really great experience for visitors.”
Outside of the two Historic Houses, you can find Heather spending a lot of her free time learning more about Charleston, visiting new places, running, knitting and spending time with her husband and two dogs.