Ask the Collections Manager

Erika Goergen is the Heurich House Museum’s Collections Manager.  She is responsible for preserving documentation relating to Christian Heurich, his family, brewery, and mansion, making it accessible to the public and maintaining the fine and decorative arts collections. Erika attributes much of her interest in history and preserving cultures to National History Day, which she participated in during high school and for which she will serve as a judge during the national competition this summer in College Park, MD.

Erika also serves as Vice-Chair of the Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium, a volunteer organization whose focus is to promote “off-the mall” museums in the Dupont and Kalorama neighborhoods. Prior to working at the Heurich House Museum, Erika was a student archival assistant for four years at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Erika will begin her Master’s degree this summer at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD in  Cultural Sustainability. Previously, Erika attended Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she double majored in Art History and Business Administration with a global focus. Additionally, Erika is a member of academic fraternities Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Alpha.

In her free time, Erika works at DC Brau’s growler hours, takes German courses, does free-lance genealogical research and fine art inventory work, and enjoys checking out local craft beer wherever she roams.

To contact Erika, please leave a comment below or send an email to



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