Week two: again this week I primarily been working on transcriptions of the Whitescarver documents which has been more than a little bit monotonous. However I must admit, this week I was rewarded for my efforts when the Whitescarver family came in to see the product of the transcriptions and I was able to relate with them about what I’d learned from the World War I correspondence that they have so generously donated to the museum.
Week three this week is been a lot more pleasant been able to get a break from doing the transcriptions for the Whitescarver family. What I have been doing as of this week has been not only working on research in order to for ride foundation for the World War I exhibit which Alex Burke putting together. I have to say that this was a job that was really pretty enjoyable because I got to research a lot of the units in the American expeditionary force that drew from this region of the country through volunteers and draftees.
Today was a fun day: so today Alex Burke and I went to go visit a gentleman who has been involved with the acquisition and collection of military artifacts and specifically in this instance a wide variety of artifacts from World War I. This was a great treat for me because I’ve always been a big fan of military history and I’m also a bit of a firearms enthusiast so it was really cool getting to work with his collection and inventory it for the museum in preparation for our World War I.
Week four: well I must admit that it has been a sort of bittersweet or and I climactic last week for my internship. I only say this because with the hours and hours of work that Alex and I have put in to this World War I exhibit of the last month is a little disappointing to know that I’m not can it actually get to see the exhibit and all of its glory we managed to start groundwork with putting the of the exhibits this week I did everything from stuffing some fake sandbags to intaking the serials that will be be on display, and even putting up posters around Salem help with the promotion side of things.