Good to hear that you took on this position! I've done a small amount of historical fiction, but focused on the ancient world. I'd be interested to hear your and others' thoughts about how to create authenticity when writing about past times.
There exists old home movies of me conducting family tours at Vicksburg . . . unfortunately there was no sound way back then.
I would love to hear what I was saying . . . as my 5 year old self was pointing at various statues and cannons during 1967.