Abigail Duffany- I am from Bergen County, New Jersey, where I have spent most of my life. I attended Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J., studying as a History major, before transferring to Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, and becoming a Visual Arts Major with a concentration in Art History. With support and guidance from my adviser my curriculum was tailored to focus more on the study of art history and what constitutes sound historic research rather, instead of studio classes and the practice of creating art. My studies have included various American and European art and photography courses as well as American and European history education. For my senior research project I researched and curated information on a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans, the Grand Army of the Republic, based on a variety of books and physical items in my possession, for the creation of an informational website. More information on my Grand Army of the Republic research can be found here!