Hi! A little introduction about me; I’m Jureily from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. This is my first summer internship working with the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government’s oldest preservation program. I will be documenting building with the HABS Architect Robert Arzola. Robert has a lot of experience documentating historic buildings. Usually, the HABS team documented … Read more
Hi y’all! While my goodbye to the GW Parkway was about a week ago, let me write to you now about it. The final week was filled with a lot of goodbyes and finally getting to do some inventory of the Arlington House collection.
On 8/1 my advisor Kim and the other … Read more
Greetings to all! I hope everyone had a good Latino Conservation Week. The last two weeks have been overrun with me trying to make my Latino Conservation Week event known and have all the materials completed. It was exhausting. I did get to help out with Andrea and Grecia’s event last Sunday, 7/17, at the C&O Canal National Park which … Read more
Hi all! I hope everyone had a good Fourth of July. I’m surprised at how fast it came. Sadly my first Independence Day in DC was dreary with rain. I was still determined to go see fireworks so I went to the park area (the name of which I forgot) near the Netherlands Carrillon 2 hours early and sat down … Read more
This post will be in two parts. First an update.
My internship is going well. Though I still do not have my ID, I still get to help out with different projects and attend a lot of meetings. My main project is still helping out with the process of getting things ready for the renovation of Arlington House but this … Read more
I’m well into my second week of the internship and good lordy, have I seen a lot. My very first day was an onslaught of new. We visited the Harper’s Ferry Center where conservation and preservation is done on NPS objects (artifacts, reproductions, antiques, etc.) My body was not used to waking up early, so I was exhausted, but the … Read more
“The ability of the unique moment, person, or story to evoke an entire universe is a quality of an aesthetic experience in any medium, including exhibitions.”
– Leslie Bedford in The Art of Museum Exhibitions
There are two places in my life where I experience the “entire universe”: Nature and Museums. When spoken aloud, the feelings and emotions I experience … Read more
Okay, so maybe ghost hunting is a little adventurous. Nevertheless, I did find myself back at Fort Hunt a couple of times last week checking the site out and learning more about the history.
Fort Hunt has been a round for a long time: it was part of Washington’s estate, and later was used during the Spanish War, and most … Read more
But it was worth it!
My week started early on Monday with a trip to the Smithsonian’s National museum of the American Indian’s Cultural Resource Center. There, we got to see how other museums store and care for their artifacts. It was amazing seeing the facility and all the different types of … Read more
I cannot believe that another two weeks have passed! I was looking through my phone trying to find an image to use as my feature image and couldn’t pick one. As I begin my fourth week and reflect on the last two, I still can’t bring myself to truly believe that I am here, over three thousand miles away from … Read more