Studying history in college opened my eyes to the possibilities of bringing about a much-needed change to the ways in which history is studied and shared with people. Before this internship, my idea of the National Park Service was not very positive and not based on any extensive experience with NPS. To me, NPS was a workforce that was dominated … Read more
Almost every Wednesday I have been working at the Adventure Station at REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), where I help visitors plan their trip activities in any of the National Park. There are a few other Adventure Stations at REI’s Flagship stores throughout the country. The Adventure Station is stocked with detailed maps and guidebooks, and digital resources to make planning … Read more
It is hard to believe that I have already been at Gateway National Recreation Area for five weeks! It still feels like I just arrived here in some ways. But I have settled into my work and Gateway. Everyday, I take a walk to the overlook with the other interns where we get an amazing view of New York City. … Read more
A few weeks ago LHIP/National Park Service gave me the opportunity to be part of another project, but this one is located in Misty Mount, Maryland. I learned so much from this trip that I want it to share you!
So, as a reminder from my first blog, I’m working for Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), what I … Read more
I think I have mentioned in previous posts how important stories are. All stories, in some manner or another, are significant; but, what is really important is recognizing that some stories have been overshadowed by the past. I believe it imperative that we highlight these forgotten and hidden histories.
Right now, I am looking into those particular histories. … Read more
There has been significant progress here at Manzanar for the past couple of weeks. For one, my supervisor and I finally removed the items from the display case where we will eventually put up our exhibit on the Paiute-Shoshone family, the Buttons. Before we took out the items that were previously on display, we worked quite a bit on the … Read more
Hello everyone! I have been all over the place this week and I’m excited to share some of my new knowledge. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am working on a social media campaign for our Latino Conservation Week events. I have been working with Elizabeth Rogers, Fire Island National Seashore’s Public Affairs Specialist. Elizabeth has taught me … Read more
Here I am in mid-week 9 of my LHIP internship at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona, and I can’t believe that my time here is almost over! All apprehensions about what Arizona would be like are gone, and I’m in love with it. Arizona and the people I have met here have exceeded all expectations, and I … Read more
So I have story for y’all. We had our second Full Moon Night last Saturday and it was all going really well at first; the parking was going really smoothly and the music started to play. There was lightning we could see, but it didn’t seem like it was going to come near us… or so we thought. The … Read more
Today I went around Anniston, Alabama, with Tiffany, Pete, and General Jackson. General Jackson is a Anniston citizen who seems to be all about the Freedom Riders. We had a meeting today to check out a building that could possible be a tourist stop for the Freedom Riders National Monument. General Jackson has all these ideas about creating a civil … Read more