Hey! I'm Sarah Biegelsen
Public Historian eager to share the past with modern audiences
Here’s My Story
Sarah Biegelsen is a Kansas City native with a Master's degree in
Public History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Areas of Expertise
Specializing in the cultural and societal history of the First World War, she is particularly interested in its impact on American society. Sarah's passion extends to early 20th-century American popular culture, with a focus on music and films from the 1910s to the 1940s.
With a versatile skill set, Sarah holds a position in Public History as an archivist. She brings extensive experience in historical research, interpretation, preservation, and communication, effectively engaging audiences and bridging the gap between past and present.
Mission and Motivation
She is driven by her enthusiasm for history and aims to contribute her expertise and passion to projects and organizations that value the power of historical understanding and storytelling.
Outside of her work, Sarah enjoys hiking, singing, swing dancing, and watching classic films.
BA in History and Minor in American Culture
Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
MA in Public History
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Years of conducting thorough and comprehensive research using primary and secondary sources. Adept at locating and analyzing historical documents, artifacts, photographs, and other relevant materials.
Skills & Experience
This podcast, created as part of Sarah's Master's degree, explores the transformative impact of performers Charlie Chaplin, Elsie Janis, and James Reese Europe during World War I, revealing how their patriotic service and entertainment work broke societal boundaries and shaped American culture.