Why Choose Wolf Gap?
Our goal is to provide affordable, educational programming to illustrate “why history matters” in Southern Tennessee and Northern Alabama. Wolf Gap’s educators are passionate about history and enjoy engaging the public in thinking about the past. We can all learn to value our heritage and appreciate the lifestyles of our ancestors.
We know that in today's world, money matters. That's why our main goal is to provide affordable opportunities for history enrichment experiences.
We're passionate about the subjects we teach, and it shows. Our dedication to honesty, education, and historical accuracy comes through in every program we lead.
Looking into the past gives us a better understanding of ourselves as Americans and humans. Now more than ever, we need to remember our roots to better face the challenges the future will bring.
Wolf Gap’s staff is composed of enthusiastic and experienced museum educators from the Tennessee Valley.
Kelly Fisk Hamlin, Executive Director and principal educator, loves sharing her passion for history and is excited to make history education accessible and affordable to learners in the Tennessee Valley. She gained valuable experience working in museum education at Burritt on the Mountain in Huntsville and the National Archives. Kelly recently completed her Master’s degree in History from UAHuntsville, in addition to her undergraduate degree in History and Education from Sewanee: the University of the South.
Chase Stapler, educator, is an experienced historic interpreter and researcher whose personal interests include historic woodworking and historic agriculture.
Tyler Hamlin, educator, has spent four years as a historic interpreter and museum guide and is known for his engaging style and excitement for the connections between the past and present.
Wolf Gap Featured on WLRH 89.3FM - Listen to the four-minute interview with Executive Director Kelly Hamlin at "Students Live History with Wolf Gap"
Wolf Gap Featured in UAH News - "UAH graduate student founds non-profit outreach organization to share love of history"
See more of Kelly's work as a historian at these links:
- Kelly's thesis exhibit at Burritt on the Mountain: "This is Rocket City U.S.A., Let Freedom Begin Here"
- Kelly's former work as Historic Park Manager & Educator at Burritt on the Mountain: