The Women of Stones River

March 24, 2019, Stones River National Battlefield

Marna Bastian

The collection room of our museum is home to thousands of artifacts, and is the work space of museum technician: Marna Bastian.

Having worked in several career fields previously, Marna said that the National Park Service was her, “mid life crisis career change…” The NPS mission to preserve natural and cultural resources drew her in, she says, 
“I made a choice to do something different…”

Finding inspiration in parks out west, Marna has worked at well known parks such as the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde. She also worked at the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum in Connecticut before joining us here at Stones River National Battlefield.