After 120 hours of serving as an intern for the O. Winston Link/Historical Society of Western Virginia Museum, I can say I learned a lot of about the skills, techniques, and business behind museums. Experiences I had included: setting up an exhibit, packing and handling artifacts, organizing/moving artifacts, condition reporting, and so much more. I did not expect such a hands-on and involved experience, but I am grateful that I worked with a supervisor who allowed me to get my hands dirty and take on real projects (rather than just giving out busy work). If this internship leaves any impression about working in/for museums, it’s that there is always much to do and the kid-like fascination with history is always useful and enjoyable when working among artifacts. Even with all the headaches that may come from relying on sponsors or donors for funding, dealing with board members, and/or any other obstacle that may arise, working in a museum allows historical enthusiasts to get creative to tell stories that are meaningful to the museum or to the locality/person the museum represents. The museum’s nature to embrace creativity is an appealing factor when I consider my future career choices and possibilities; this was an incredible experience that I look forward to looking back on in my professional future.