Traci has been actively involved in the archaeology field for many years. She began her archaeology career as a volunteer at Historic Rittenhousetown in Philadelphia, PA. That led to nine years at the site working as a tour guide, researcher, papermaking demonstrator (on and off site) as well as to her membership into the Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology where she held the position of Chapter Secretary for many years. After Rittenhousetown, she went on to work on excavations around the Philadelphia area including being head of artifacts at The Plankhouse in Marcus Hook, PA (believed to have once been the home to one of Blackbeard’s mistresses), Eastern State Penitentiary and Valley Forge National Historic Park where she co-created the archaeology museum at Washington’s Memorial Chapel in 2010.
She also worked with Boehm’s United Church of Christ in Blue Bell, PA where she helped develop programs for fundraising for their historic preservation.
In 2006, she had the opportunity to combine both her archaeology and photography background as part of the team at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes, England assigned to photograph the various collections for their website and digital database.
As a member of the Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology, she was active in her local chapter The John Shrader Chapter (Chapter 21).
An interesting side note, through her archaeology experience and passion for history, she was able to spend a few years working with local ghosthunting teams at other various sites including Fort Mifflin, Fort Delaware, Gettysburg, Rockwood Mansion in Delaware and numerous other public and private historic sites where she worked with the public to further their knowledge and respect of history.