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dc.contributor.authorWells, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T12:54:13Z
dc.date.available2015-08-24T12:54:13Z
dc.date.created2014-10-17
dc.date.issued2015-08-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3699
dc.description.abstractThis summer I participated in the Summer Fellowship Program at Historic Deerfield, a history museum located in Deerfield, Massachusetts. While living on site, I attended a wide range of classes taught by the museum staff, gave tours of two historic houses, and wrote an object study paper and a final research paper. Additionally, I visited over a dozen museums and historic sites along the East Coast. During the nine weeks I spent at Deerfield, I was given an overview of many aspects of the museum field, including administration, marketing, interpretation, education, and public outreach. I learned about the history and material culture of New England while also gaining exposure to the wide variety of opportunities available in the museum field. Finally, this experience provided me with a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that will prove useful as I look forward to post-graduate studies and a career that will allow me to share my enthusiasm for history.en_US
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dc.titleLiving With History: Spending a Summer at Historic Deerfielden_US
dc.title.alternativeWhere Does Today Meet Yesterday?: Sharing History With the Publicen_US
dc.date.gradyear2015en_US
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dc.description.panabstractHow do you share history with the public? This summer, each of us sought an answer to this question. Whether at a museum, archive, or historic site, we explored the many opportunities available in the field of public history. Each of our internships allowed us to combine our academic interests and our professional goals. We learned to think in different ways and developed valuable skills, including research, public speaking, interpretation, and event planning. Ultimately, we indulged our interest in the past while gaining valuable experience that will inform our future.en_US


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