Visitors should call 315-568-0024 before visiting the park during the winter months. Due to inclement weather, the park may close with short notice.
Meet the WORI 2013 Intern Team
(Thank you to Stephanie, Sophia, Collin, Michelle, and Erica for all your contributions. We couldn't have done all these things this summer without you! We appreciate all your hard work, energy, and knowledge.)
Stephanie Freese created an interpretative digital program for youth visitors to the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and M’Clintock houses. These will function as their own individual program for young visitors to engage them in the value of these historic treasures. Additionally, she played a role in the facelift currently being given to the park’s Junior Ranger Handbook.
Stephanie has been a volunteer for Women's Rights National Historical Park for almost two years. She is lead administrator for the park's social media program. Stephanie has multiple degrees which include a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in English. In addition to multiple other endeavors, Stephanie is currently Associate Faculty for Ashford University.
Sofia Brewer-Berres worked on filming, editing, and producing three short films for the park, each about five minutes in length. Sofia has created one film in honor of LGBT Pride Month, and then created another film from interviews with students from the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady, New York in which they discussed their experiences of growing up in the US as a Muslim. Sofia is currently producing another short film that will address the subject of African American women in the women's suffrage movement.
View Sofia's film's here.
Collin Hayes designed and executed a service-learning project with Women's Rights National Historical Park and the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, New York. In the interests of building and sustaining future community youth partnerships, Collin spent time with the young people of the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva. Collin learned more about their culture to insure that the service project was both an empowering experience for the youth and also one which responded to their interests.
Erica LaComb renovated the children's corner in the museum of the Park Visitor Center. Erica's goal for the children's corner was to make it as engaging as possible for children from toddlers to pre-teens, and she has visited several local children's museums to find the best ways to get children involved in the learning process.
Erica graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland where she majored in History and Adolescent Education. This is Erica's second summer at the Women's Rights NHP. In the Fall she will begin working as a 7th Grade Social Studies teacher, where she will take from her experiences at Seneca Falls and use them in the classroom. Outside of work, Erica enjoys running and biking and will be doing her first triathlon this summer.
CULTURAL RESOURCES INTERN IS MAKING NEWS AND BLOGGING
Michelle Gauthier is an intern at Women's Rights NHP, where she is working with Historian Anne Derousie to create a virtual exhibit which will be uploaded onto the Web Catalog. The purpose of the exhibit is to increase the exposure of the Park’s collections to an internet audience. Michelle will select 50 or so objects from the Park’s collection to measure, research, and photograph for the exhibit, and she will write the exhibit labels and text.
By describing the improvements in transportation which facilitated the population and commercial growth in the Seneca Falls area, Michelle hopes to use the 50 objects to explain how this community was in a state of transition in both an economic and a social sense in the mid-1800s. The fact that society was in a state of flux economically encouraged people to call for social changes, particularly in regard to women’s rights.
Michelle will start her second year in pursuit of a Masters in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University, and she hopes to start a career in museums or archives. Michelle has had an interest in and love for history for a long time, especially the stories that people can still relate to in some way today. Michelle enjoys working with and handling historical artifacts and documents up close and having the "behind the scenes" view so-to-speak.
Go here to read Michelle's blog about the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS
Are you interested in doing an internship at Women's Rights National Historical Park?
VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Women's Rights NHP staff, including Superintendent Tammy Duchesne, met with representatives from Nazareth College and the Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester (YWCP) on Monday, November 5, 2012, to discuss options for partnership opportunities and leadership programs for students.
Did You Know?
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