Today is the start of my internship at the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation. Because the organization does not have a building to itself, my internship is a little different than most. It consists of showing up on various events and working on small projects they assign me.
The very first thing I did on my internship was attend a historic walk in downtown Roanoke. We walked to various historical sites in the downtown area with a group of people. We went to Fire Station No. 1, Ponce de Leon apartments, the former Patrick Henry Hotel, and more. We heard some of the history of the landmarks and the foundation’s work with some of them. After the walk, I had lunch with the members of the foundation and learned a little more of what they do.