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This week I have another Latino Heritage Initiative research example to share with you. It’s the Bernal Family Home in Fullerton, California.
The Bernal Family Home is significant for its key role in the Orange County Superior Court case Doss v. Bernal (1943) that set legal precedence as the first successful claim that restrictive housing covenants violated the … Read more
My time here in Nebraska has unfortunately come to an end, however I am glad that I had this great opportunity to learn about the detailed archaeological process of documentation, preservation and excavation of historical sites. During my internship at the Midwest Archaeological Center, I had the great opportunity to work with an excellent staff who guided and assisted me … Read more
My time here at Fire Island has been a lesson of firsts. First CPR training, first lesson in interpretation, first canoe training, first time climbing the Fire Island lighthouse, first Polaris trip on the beach, first time conducting an educational program, first ride on a law enforcement boat, etc. It has been a fantastic 10 weeks and I am excited … Read more
My last two weeks at the Castillo de San Marcos were really eventful. We finished out our final week of Hands on History camp and I worked at the Junior Ranger station. I was joined in my last two weeks by the National Park Foundation interns as well. Camp went as it had the last three weeks and it was … Read more
Hello from San Francisco!
My preliminary research on properties associated with NPS heritage initiatives has been ongoing throughout my internship. While I have found good leads, I have also identified significant stories and aspects of U.S. history that sadly might no longer have an extant site with sufficient integrity for formal designation. This week I came across an excellent example … Read more
Yesterday I got a chance to go on a site visit with my boss—the Chief of Architecture and Engineering at NCPTT. He was recently contacted by the Cane River Heritage Area, an NPS unit in Northwestern Louisiana, for assistance in assessing this decommissioned bridge, which sits across the road from the historic Oakland Plantation. On the opposite side of the … Read more
The past ten weeks have been inspiring and exciting to say the least. The other NTIR volunteer interns finished their commitments in the beginning of August so Lena, our supervisor Angelica and I celebrated our last lunch together at the Route 66 Diner on Central Ave. in Albuquerque. I was one of the few interns to have a buddy at … Read more
At the NPS Pacific West Regional Office we have wrapped up the Discover SF! Youth Heritage Program. The students loved learning about their home city and I enjoyed learning about San Francisco alongside them. I truly had a blast visiting and learning so much about this city by the bay!
Upon wrapping up the youth program, my supervisor, … Read more
As my internship is now winding down, I am looking forward to going back home and spending the rest of my summer with close friends and family. I am grateful for having the opportunity to spend the summer in Washington D.C. I loved working for the Park History department; they are a group of amazing Historians and some of the … Read more
As my internship comes to a close today I thought it would be nice to display the final sheet set for the Carnegie Mansion Pergola project that I worked on with Naomi. The both of us work extensively on this project for the past couple weeks, as you may know Naomi end her internship a couple of weeks ago. From … Read more
When I was driving down the Albuquerque alignments of Route 66 last week, I was struck by how familiar everything was. These were roads that my family would drive whenever we’d take my sister to kickboxing, the area where I spent my lunches during a summer program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, old paths that my mom would point … Read more
This is my last official blog post of my 13-week internship with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and Latino Heritage Internship Program. I have been an intern of the National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Latino Heritage Internship Program. Many different agencies and individuals have made this internship possible for me, and I … Read more
Hi, my name is Olivia Caro, and I’m graduating from Grinnell College on Monday! I’ve been studying studio art these past four years and just turned in my very last project today, so I’m really starting to get excited to spend my summer at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. I will not start until next Monday, that … Read more
I had written a blog post yesterday for you all. You will have to wait for that one and pay very close attention to this one. I am an LHIP intern. I work in Everglades National Park. I get no cell service and limited, government surveilled internet access. On that note, though this post doesn’t reflect the park service’s message, … Read more
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
Its been yet another busy week with temperatures reaching 115 degrees – but it’s a dry heat! My supervisors representing the National Park Service, University of Arizona, and the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, as well as myself and counterpart Magda, had the official neighborhood meeting for all the property owners in the Barrio Viejo. This occurred after we sent out … Read more
El cañón Ordóñez es considerado como un patrimonio fundamental para San Juan Historic National Site, debido a que es uno de los cincos cañones de este modelo que existen en el mundo ubicados en Puerto Rico, California, Cuba, España y Filipinas.
Según las investigaciones que he hechos con varios conocedores de Artillería, que para el año 1984-85… Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Brandon Cipriano and I am 21 years old. I am from the Bay Area, specifically Richmond. I recently transferred to University of California Davis to study Sustainable Environmental Design. The Latino Heritage Internship Program gave me the opportunity to work as an intern at Fort Point & the Presidio here in San Francisco. Some of … Read more