This January I started my internship at The Catlin House, which is the headquarters for The Lackawanna Historical Society. For my major this covers one of three internship requirements with a gallery, museum, or historic preservation.
So far I’ve done a little bit of everything—researched objects for an upcoming exhibit, begun a collections inventory, and starting planning for an educational program. It’s been great a experience thus far and will hopefully help me land a job four months from now! (So if any future employer is out there reading this, I am a creative, organized, dedicated student and an excellent candidate to join your team! Go art!)
Currently, the project I am most excited about at my internship is developing an educational program to highlight the exhibits and curators of The Lackawanna Historical Society. The program is entitled “Curators & Cocktails” (I love alliterations) and will be a night where members and friends of the Historical Society will be able to ask the Curators questions about their current exhibits such as “Appeals to All Ages” which features children’s toys of the era. Now this project is still in the early stages, but I have a good feeling it will be a success. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated!