Parker Named as Chickasaw Heritage Center Director

The Chickasaw Inkana Foundation is excited to announce that Mr. Robert Parker has been named the Director of the Chickasaw Heritage Center. Mr. Parker is a 22-year public history veteran, spending 17 years with the National Park Service. He has served in a variety of positions, most notably as the acting superintendent of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldier National Monument, as well as the chief of interpretation, education and cultural resources at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park. Robert also has experience bridging gaps between city, state and federal agencies. He was responsible for leading and managing startup operations at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park, where he worked with state partners, architects and contractors on the construction of a 16,000 square foot visitor center and administration building. Most recently, Robert was the director of exhibits, education and visitor services at the United States Navy Memorial Foundation, where he developed new exhibit concepts, including planning, design, fabrication installation and maintenance. He also managed the museum’s collections. The Chickasaw Inkana Foundation is happy to have him join our team to manage the Chickasaw Heritage Center project.