“Everything is a priority here.” When my supervisor, curator Ashley Webb, said this to me, the message really resonated as I put on my gloves to sort through archival artifacts. Although museums may seem like history set in stone, there is much work going on behind the scenes every day to organize and be able to present and use these pieces of history to tell the stories of the past. The museum’s most recent exhibition is an example of the importance of being able to access the museum’s organized possessions to contribute to future exhibits. When the museum received the Lewis Hine collection on loan, our supervisor and curator created a part in the Hine exhibition for photographs by Hine that the museum already owned, adding local historical commentary on Virginia history. This internship excites me to work in the field of public history because this field requires hard work that is rewarded through the use of creativity and the field’s contribution to history.