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Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.2991 ext. 3004
Seneca Falls, NY - Women's Rights National Historical Park is proud to announce that Chelsea Y. Lytle of Seneca Falls has been selected as the inaugural Nan Johnson Legacy Fund Intern. Lytle is a 2011 graduate of McGill University who has worked in galleries in the U.S. and Canada.
"We are so excited that Chelsea will join the summer staff as the Nan Johnson legacy Fund Intern. Her demonstrated skills and experiences will be put to good use in caring for and sharing park collections with the public," said Tammy Duchesne, park superintendent.
The new named internship is funded by the Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park in honor of Nan Johnson, former Rochester elected official and director of the Susan B. Anthony Center at University of Rochester. The internship provides professional development opportunities to advanced students and young professionals through specialized work at Women's Rights NHP.
Lytle will work in the Cultural Resources Division, assisting with two ARTS AFIRE! projects. ARTS AFIRE!, an initiative of the National Park Service, engages the public in their parks through exhibits and art workshops. Historic documents and the work of Texas Tech University Professor Carol Flueckiger are featured in July's exhibit and cyanotype workshops. In August, the Seneca County Arts Council partners with the park to showcase local landscape artists Tom Hussey, Auburn and Bev Lombardo, Seneca Falls, in an exhibit of landscape art and a workshop at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Home.
Lytle will also assist division staff in documenting and conserving park museum collections. The internship lasts through mid-September, 2012.
For more information, please call (315) 568-0024. You can also follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. You can also learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-1-No-2-Spring-2012.pdf .